See the Fresh Ink of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Getting the Olympic rings or Paralympic agitos tattooed is a rite of passage for many newly-minted Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Here’s a look at the tattoos from the Tokyo 2020 Games.

At 37 years old, Canada’s Brent Hayden has competed in 4 Olympic Games: 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2020. He adds the years of each Games he competes at to his tattoo.

Paralympian Parker Egbert put his own spin on the Paralympic agitos by incorporating the Japanese video game character Sonic the Hedgehog into his tattoo.

Alberto Mestre marked his Olympic debut for Venezuela with the classic Olympic rings on his bicep.

His family followed suit:

Diver Juan Manuel Celaya Hernandez for Mexico:

USA’s Patrick Callan went for the bicep tattoo and the Netherlands’ Caspar Corbeau marked his Olympic debut on his forearm:

USA’s Jake Mitchell, Hunter Armstrong, Andrew Wilson, and Zach Apple also immortalized their first Olympic Games with fresh ink:

courtesy of Hunter Armstrong

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Ad Djo
7 months ago

Does Phelps 🐐 have any tattoos ? Guess not

McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
Reply to  Ad Djo
7 months ago

the photos of him wearing all his olympic medals show part of what is distinctly an olympic rings tattoo and a tattoo of something else (?) on his waist

Last edited 7 months ago by McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
Eagleswim
Reply to  McKeown-Hodges-McKeon-Campbell
7 months ago

It’s a Michigan M

Bull
7 months ago

Not sure PVK ever got them

Santa banana
7 months ago

Callan’s rings look awful; should have asked for a refund.

Last edited 7 months ago by Santa banana
ACC fan
7 months ago

Tattoos don’t look good later in life (think saggy dried up Olympic rings) and the removal is a nightmare. Also there’s a risk of skin burns during an MRI (look it up) Wear an Olympic ring or necklace and skip this damaging trend.

coachymccoachface
Reply to  ACC fan
7 months ago

okay old man

ACC fan
Reply to  coachymccoachface
7 months ago

It’s called elders’ wisdom. Respect your elders.

Meow
7 months ago

Remember kids, a good tattoo ain’t cheap and a cheap tattoo ain’t good.

Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
7 months ago

Has anyone from USA Swimming other than Ledecky not gotten the rings at this point?

katie’s gator arc
Reply to  Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
7 months ago

litherland, walsh, hinds, huske, white, and bacon are just the few that didn’t get them

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
7 months ago

Applause to Ledecky and everyone who didn’t succumb. Big picture clarity above short term conventional wisdom slop.

scoobysnak
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
7 months ago

oh get over yourself. Tattoos are personal decisions and no longer the taboo the boomers want us to believe they are. Very few care anymore.

He Said What?
Reply to  scoobysnak
7 months ago

Tis true.

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