And it’s not just present day fighters who have used their bodies as canvases for works of art. It’s hard to think about the ‘classic’ days of MMA and not remember Chuck Liddell’s head kanji or the tribal ink that covered Tim Sylvia, Renato Sobral, or Kimo Leopoldo.
To analyze a number of famous MMA tattoos, Bloody Elbow sought out the opinions of the crew at Imperial Tattoo in Toronto. In this collection of videos shop owner Ronan Gibney and two of his artists, Shannon Hayward and Evan Mackinnon, evaluated dozens of tattoos.
They said some of the pieces were great. Others... not so much.
Watch all the videos to see their takes on the famous ink we’ve watched go into battle for years.
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