The Swimmers’ Tattoo Photo Vault

Michael Phelps (left), the greatest Olympian of all time, went with the hip tattoo for his Olympic rings, and Ryan Lochte (right), 11-time Olympic medalist, went with the bicep tattoo. (Swim Photo Credit: RC)

Jillian Tyler, stars swim tattoo, Canadian Olympian, University of Minnesota swimming (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

Eric Shanteau, Olympic Rings tattoo, 2-time Olympian, breaststroke specialist (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

Michael McBroon, Longhorn tattoo, NCAA Champion, college swimming pride(Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

Ryan Lochte, University of Florida pride, Gator tattoo (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

Andrew Elliott, Ohio State Buckeyes pride, O tattoo (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

Kyle Duckitt, Michigan Wolverine pride tattoo (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

Cole Cragin, Longhorns tattoo, University of Texas swimming pride (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

Kameron Chastain, Louisville Cardinals pride, Cardinal tattoo (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

Fred Bousquet, French swimming star, pro sprint specialist, tattoo trend-setter, former Auburn University sprint terminator…

Scot Robison, University of Virgina, WUGS gold medalist. Psych! The “V” is not a tattoo, but it should be. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)





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9 years ago

So do all of these swimmers really take two plus weeks off from swimming when they get their tattoos? I thought Phelps never missed a practice or something like that.

11 years ago

My wife designed Lochte’s gator one. Niiiiiice.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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