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Exposing Your Inner Paladin

May 10th, 2011 by

I love the fact that a tattoo can completely reveal an aspect of your personality that others might not have known or an aspect of your personality that completely blows people away.  It’s almost as if most people feel more comfortable letting their tattoos do the talking for them.  I feel like I can really relate to this because one of my own tattoos has to do with a part of my life that means quite a lot to me and that not many people know about me.  When people see it they ask about it and I’ll talk about it, but it’s not a part of my life that I’ll typically bring up and talk about otherwise.

So yeah, there are a lot of people out there with tattoos that might be a big contrast to the person you think you know.  After this weekend, the general public found out something quite surprising about a professional athlete thanks to his new tattoo…

Pro basketballer Andrei Kirilenko is now the proud owner of a massive back piece that shamelessly reveals his inner geek.  The Utah Jazz forward’s back tattoo is of his character from the massively popular online video game World of Warcraft.

‘Kirilenko’s character is a Level 80 Paladin, which for you and me is a magical knight that has almost achieved the highest level, having unlocked a vast amount of spells and collected a large cache of impressive weapons.’

Who would have thought that a professional basketball player would be spending his spare time tooling around an online fantasy video game?  And who would have thought that a professional basketball player would take an online fantasy video game so seriously that he’d devote his entire back to an image of his character from said game?  Well, I guess it just goes to show you that sometimes our tattoos are the easiest way to admit difficult truths about ourselves…

And that’s rad.

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