Missy Franklin Reveals Olympic Tattoo

  9 Braden Keith | August 16th, 2012 | Featured, London 2012 Olympics, News

Perhaps it’s her unwavering innocence. Can you imagine Missy Franklin getting a tattoo for any other reason but this? She certainly can’t, referring to her newly-minted rings as her “one and only.” There were few athletes who generated more interest in their traditional rings tattoos than did Franklin.

Her choice was on the hip – a popular pick among modern women – though she chose against a black outline. Many Olympic veterans will attest that fading colors, especially on the yellow, without an outline can leave the need for disappearing rings down the line.

Appropriately enough, her choice of attire was a swim suit.

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4 years 2 months ago

Good for her, and you are right, the yellow will fade and she will soon have 4 rings.

4 years 2 months ago

Her Colorado-fueled pastiness might increase its lifespan.

4 years 2 months ago

I thought you could not get a tattoo until you were 18 years old……

Anarchy in the pool
4 years 2 months ago

She looks chubby in that picture. Maybe it`s just her posture.

4 years 2 months ago

Great product placement too. I see Speedo sign on her suit….

4 years 2 months ago

Speaking of the outline of the Olympic Rings, doesn’t Grevers have his outlined in black?

4 years 1 month ago

And I thought I was being harsh mentioning her excessive whiteness.

She ain’t no Leisel Jones.

4 years 1 month ago

*Meant in reply to “Anarchy In The Pool”


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