Category: Tattoos


Japan tries to please Rugby World Cup fans with rethink on tattooed bather ban

Hot spring resorts consider lifting traditional curbs on displaying body art, which is associated with criminal gangsThousands of hot springs in Japan are rethinking their long-standing ban on tattooed bathers, as the country prepares for the arrival o…


No expense spared as England prepares for World Cup

From private jets to M&S waistcoats, open mosques to closed supermarkets, football fever grips the nationMad dashEngland fans are taking trains, planes and automobiles – often at exorbitant cost – in a desperate bid to get to Russia in time to see …


Raheem Sterling defends gun tattoo against media criticism

England footballer says image relates to father’s fatal shooting and his favoured footThe England forward Raheem Sterling has defended his new tattoo against media criticism, saying the image of a gun has a “deeper meaning”.The Manchester City player p…


Another line in the David Beckham tattoo saga | Brief letters

Michael Martin | Sajid Javid’s pose | Crossword clue | David Beckham’s tattoo | SpellcheckerYou report that Lord Martin (Obituary, 30 April) was the last Speaker of the House of Commons to resign “since Sir John Trevor in 1695”. This is, to put it kind…


David Beckham’s tattoos are just fine in Hindi | Brief letters

David Beckham’s Sanskrit | Apple autocorrection | Street names | Keeping meetings brief | Windrush alePlease can we sink for ever the notion of David Beckham’s “misspelt Sanskrit/Hindi tattoo” (Inking big: is Becks “addicted” to tats?, G2, 2 May)? Both…


Chicago Cubs fans get ‘a souvenir they can’t throw away’ – World Series tattoos

Fans have been getting inked ever since their playoff run began, and several parlors are offering discounts after Wednesday’s historic win over Cleveland

After a century-long drought, Chicago Cubs fans are looking to mark their historic World Series win with some permanent ink.

Fans have been flocking to get tattoos ever since their team’s landmark playoff run began. Several parlors are now offering discounts to any who want to commemorate their beloved team’s win.

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Euro 2016 quiz: identify the players by their tattoos

Today’s quiz is a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling

The ultimate Euro 2016 quiz: 51 questions for 51 matches

Who is the goalkeeper?

Yuri Lodygin of Russia

Hugo Lloris of France

Costel Pantilimon of Romania

Wojciech Szczesny of Poland

Who is the defender?

Kyle Walker of England

Jordan Lukaku of Belgium

Nathaniel Clyne of England

Juanfran of Spain

Who is the defender?

Christophe Jallet of France

James Collins of Wales

Martin Skrtel of Slovakia

Luke McCullough of Northern Ireland

Who is the defender?

Pepe of Portugal

Chris Smalling of England

Eliaquim Mangala of France

Jerome Boateng of Germany

Who is the defender?

Giorgio Chiellini of Italy

Vedran Corluka of Croatia

Mats Hummels of Germant

Matteo Darmian of Italy

Who is the midfielder?

Zoltán Gera of Hungary

Daniele De Rossi of Italy

Sebastian Larsson of Sweden

James McCarthy of Ireland

Who is the midfielder?

James McClean of Ireland

Radja Nianggolan of Belgium

João Moutinho of Portugal

Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland

Who is the midfielder?

Marek Hamsik of Slovakia

Nuri Sahin of Turkey

Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco of Belgium

Emre Can of Germany

Who is the forward?

Marko Arnautovic of Austria

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden

Graziano Pellè of Italy

Pedro of Spain

Who is the forward?

Robbie Keane of Ireland

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal

Kyle Lafferty of Northern Ireland

Jon Walters of Ireland

Who is the forward?

Wayne Rooney of England

Gareth Bale of Wales

Lukas Podolski of Germany

Shane Long of Ireland

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Sport picture of the day: tummy tats in Brazil

Evidently it’s not just English fans who like to get their stomachs plastered in tattoos. This supporter of Botafogo has an eclectic mix


Badges of honour

August 18 2008: You’re an Olympic athlete and, beyond wearing your country’s colours, you want to show your individuality. How better than with a tattoo? Continue reading…