#OlympicDay: Throwback To London 2012 Olympic Tattoos

To celebrate #OlympicDay, we wanted to bring back a photo vault with the 2012 Olympic Team’s Olympic ring tattoos.

Missy Franklin Olympic Rings Tattoo

Clark Burckle Olympic Rings Tattoo

Conor Dwyer Olympic Rings Tattoo

Jimmy Feigen Olympic Rings Tattoo

Andrew Gemmell Olympic Rings Tattoo

Shannon Vreeland Olympic Rings Tattoo

Nick Thoman Olympic Rings Tattoo

Lia Neal Olympic Rings Tattoo

Rachel Bootsma Olympic Rings Tattoo

Jessica Hardy Olympic Rings Tattoo

Claire Donahue Olympic Rings Tattoo

Lauren Perdue Olympic Rings Tattoo

Cammile Adams Olympic Rings Tattoo

Haley Anderson Olympic Rings Tattoo

For a complete history on Olympic Tattoos look no further than this feature story

U.S. Swimmers Go for Gold, and a Tattoo

written by NY Times reporter Karen Crouse.

Karen covers the bases we in the swimming community already know, that Missy Franklin’s fine with getting ink, but that Natalie Coughlin — despite three trips to the Olympic Games — simply does not want to bring attention to herself in public. Karen does, however, go back in time and find the first Olympic swimmer to get the rings, Chris Jacobs, an old Olympic teammate of mine from the 1988 Olympic Games.

FROM KAREN: “Jacobs, who won three medals at the 1988 Seoul Games, admired the maple leaf tattoo on the chest of the Canadian breaststroker Victor Davis. On his way home from South Korea, Jacobs stopped in Hawaii to unwind and to get the Olympic rings tattoo near his racing suit line.”

Long live the tradition, and many thanks to Chris Jacobs for starting it.

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Billabong

And the winner is….Missy Franklin.

Flyer

I like Hayley’s

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Tony Carroll

The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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