That is horrific looking.
Trey Burke, Inked Up
if the Burke, Hardaway BTN the journey episode is online anywhere. I cant find it.
But you can't take Columbus out of the player.
Nice Ink, Trey. We appreciate you waiting until Ann Arbor was behind you.
Are you implying that Trey got a tattoo of Columbus on his arm after he got a tattoo of Ann Arbor on his behind? /s
I had to look up the columbus clippers. Is that wrong? I had forgotten that's where Drew Henson eventually ended up when the damn Yankees drafted him.
Tattoos are never my thing. But this is just, wow.
I just don't understand why people want to get tattoos like that...
Yeah. YOU don't get it. And I bet Trey doesn't give a shit if you "get" his ink or not. And your understanding of why someone gets a tat makes no difference to anyone. Live and let live. /end rant
and why YOU like/got them instead of berating the other poster? He/she was just sharing their thoughts.
My sleeves are short and attached to my shirt. My one tattoo is of a bottle of Makers Mark. It was my fathers drink of choice. Please excuse my defense of a persons right to put whatever they want on their own body. I feel ever so terrible for hurting your e-feelings. Does my tattoo offend you? Would it if it were on my forearm? On my neck? Please tell me what is acceptable art and where it is acceptable to display said art. Either that, or let me do me and I'll let you do you.
I'd happily defend Trey Burke's right to get any sort of tattoo he wanted.
What I, and others, would question is the good sense in getting an extravagant series of tattoos. When your future and your potentially vast fortune depend on yhour physical fitness, the risk of Hepatitis C and infection associated with tattoos seems to be an unreasonable one, if not a ridiculous one.
I'd like to think that the Michigan Athletic Department is counseling student-athletes on that risk.
The risk is present, but overblown if you go to a legit place rather than a seedy dive where a lice-ridden neckbeard named Murph puts it on with a sharpened guitar string. I mean, pro BBall players are almost all inked in some way...how many of them have gotten hepatitis or infection because it of it?
I have one, and I was actually in the shop when the latest delivery of needles arrived. I got to see my needle delivered by the FedEx guy, opened for the first time in front of me...and then sterilized again. I'd need to do some digging, but I wouldn't be shocked if the rates of adverse effects from tattoos varied wildly just between shops.
The generally-recognized increase in risk for hepatitis C is about five times over the general population, using multivariate regression to control for all of the other risky behaviors in the tattoo populace.
Whoa, 500%? Yikes. Do you happen to know what the base rates are like for Hep C?
Can you get Hepatitis C by getting a tattoo or piercing?
A few major research studies have not shown Hepatitis C to be spread through licensed, commercial tattooing facilities. However, transmission of Hepatitis C (and other infectious diseases) is possible when poor infection-control practices are used during tattooing or piercing. Body art is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and unregulated tattooing and piercing are known to occur in prisons and other informal or unregulated settings. Further research is needed to determine if these types of settings and exposures are responsible for Hepatitis C virus transmission.
As for better-quality tattoo parlors...
When William Beaumont Hospital is having serious troubles with infection control at its main Royal Oak campus, it tells me that infections may be a problem anywhere. Beaumont isn't exactly a better-quality tattoo parlor. Beaumont is a Level One teaching hospital, with an international reputation for high quality care, and its own Department of Infectious Diseases with a couple dozen board certified specialists.
Sometimes on the internet, people use links to allow the people they're addressing to see and evaluate their sources.
How is this flamebait? AFAICT, the "Baxton meta-study" he mentions is something from 3 years ago on which Jane Baxton is a fourth author, and which does not support the 500% claim except in a certain subgroup that happens to contain people who got prison tattoos FFS. And I can find nothing online about infection control problems at that hospital.
for now, but I appreciate the offer.
U mad bro?
Just a little. I'm sure I will get over it, just as soon as Trey Burke publicly states that he likes Ann Arbor more than his hometown and my feelings are un-hurt.
He didn't berate anyone. All he did was state his opinion - and he was much more reasonable in stating his opinion than you have been in stating yours, several times.
First of all, I didn't say anyone was berating anyone else. I think that if you really look at what I said, it was all pretty reasonable. It's my opinion that people can get whatever ink they want and the constant need for people to voice their lack of understanding/approval of tattoos gets to me. As I said before, live and let live.
You're mad about something super important, with huge cultural implications.
People on message boards with varying opinions are really messing with Trey Burke's rights, man!!!!!
Stop the madness!! Stop the madness!!!
This wasn't a game I was trying to play, I'm not one to try to start shit on the internet and this is a serious request. If someone could say exactly what I said that they disagree with, then I could simply agree to disagree. I was laying the snark on pretty thick with a couple comments, but did anyone actually take offense to what was said?
the tone of your response was wildly disproportionate to the original comment, which was fairly innocuous. thus, the pushback.
Thank you. I don't even need to agree to disagree because that is a fair assessment. I'll say that I was having a very similar conversation with my family after a few too many ignorant comments about a certain NBA player's tattoos earlier and I was already a little heated about the subject. I stand by my comments and won't take any of them back but also realize I could have conveyed my thoughts in a much better way.
That's different. I suspect we have all been there.
I was thinking the same thing.
The irony of ranting on another for ranting on another, all in a "live and let live" email, is amazing.
same here. I had a student get inked up like that. all I was thinking was good luck getting a job.
however, trey is going to be earning millions. at least he doesn't look like Birdman.
Good luck getting a job?? Seriously. Ever hear of a dress shirt?
Go Mud Hens!
Now my hometown team in the Railriders( Yankees AAA Team)
Some good things come out of Ohio, even Columbus. But nothing good comes out of Ohio State. Trey is proof of that.
Hate to be nerdy stat dweeb but actually two good things have come out of that school in ohio.
Howard Yerges (QB, 1944-1947) and J.T. White (C, 1946-1947). They both transferred from there to Michigan and starred on the 1947 National Championship team.
Just curious. Why do you have trans-cinnamaldehyde set as your image?
I love the smell of cinnamon and seeing how its the regent used in extracts, foods and oils I can't get enough of the smell. Just a huge fan of cinnamon that's all. Plus, I got bored with my Big Ten avatar so it was time for something new.
I love the smell of vagina...looks like I found my next avatar!
...I was thinking about getting Back to the Future. Back, because it's on my back; and future because I'm the kind of guy who who likes to look ahead, into the future. I just think a tattoo should mean something, ya know? Full of Michael Scott quotes today. Full of 'em.
"A butterfly on the back is a buzzard in the crack"
((Old lady tattoo insight))
Ann Arbor on the other arm!?
Sorta appreciate you bringing this abomination to my attention, but no way can I upvote this. Officially shootin' the messenger
Tells you all you need to know.
All rivalries aside, Trey actually existed before he came to Ann Arbor. If that represents where he came from, I think it's a nice addition to his ink collection.
I think he already did tell. And he was correct. From an aesthetic standpoint, this tattoo is terrible. I take exception only to his assertion that the execution of the tattoo was terrible; I suspect that it was not; that Burke got exactly what he wanted.
He existed. But did he live?
He needs to balance that out with an enormous Block M on his other arm.
On the heart. Like surgically inked onto his beating organ
Like the M in Columbus!
Are you a fan of Monster Energy Drink?
And a big ass Wolverine climbing up the buildings and shit.
that would just add to the ridicule...
Clearly means something different in Columbus
get ink to represent cbus, he could have at least gotten a Blue Jackets one......
Says the bitter season ticket holder.........wait til next year........*sigh*
Just get cbus written out. No need for the Clippers (is he even a fan) or the skyline. Keep it simple.
At least it has blue in it, I guess.
I don't think anyone is really critiquing the artistry skills of the guy who did that. I just think it's not worth putting something like that all over your arm.
I like how you express your opinion ("It's amazing art") and then criticize others for expressing theirs.
I love Trey, but I suspect he'll regret getting that down the road - and it's going to hurt like hell to get it removed, it's so huge.
Why would you suspect that he will regret it? Do you know Trey? Do you have insider knowledge about his future thoughts? I'm guessing that he won't ever know how much it hurts to get a tat removed.
I like how you criticize someone for expressing an opinion and then tell us that someone will regret something that YOU don't like.
not to toot my own horn, but I think I could most certainly draw that on a piece of paper. It's not some overly artistic tattoo.
Well, at least it's better than the one on his chest...
Lest a discussion of athlete's questionable tattoos go by without this:
EDIT: Poor syntax made it sound like I meant "questionable athletes" rather than "questionable tattoos." No question, McCarron is the ballerest of ballers.
Oh.... my.... god... At first I thought AJ dropped an ashtray on his chest, and then when I put my glasses on, I was sad for him to realize he hadn't.
Oh my god, I had forgotten about Bray's! That manages to be substantially worse than even McCarron's. Quick rundown of terribleness:
1. The fact that he has his own name tattooed on his back.
2. The Word Art style font.
3. The totally unnecessary and stupid looking stars behind the letters.
4. The random orientation of each letter making it look like a little girl's notebook doodle.
Jesus H. Christ, no wonder NFL teams were questioning Bray's maturity. He's a walking fifth grader's love note to himself.
Trey is an even bigger Ray LaMontagne fan than I am!
a block M on his neck AND forehead, right? RIGHT?!?!?
It's just a bad tat. Has nothing to do with the subject matter, the workmanship is terrible. Way too much shading it looks like a reject tattoo from that show Ink master
Not to mention the complete inconsistency in line thickness. It looks like there was an earthquake during the entire session.
All the letters in Columbus are ambiguous as far as upper or lower casing save for the L and the B. Sadly, in the tat, the L is lower cased and the B is upper cased which really grinds the OCD-ness in me while simultaneously making it appear as "COIUMBUS".
Also, in light of his obvious love for his hometown of Columbus, I think it's a great testament to the coaching staff and the University (and timing) that we were able to get him here. I personally love the fact that some of our greatest players ever have come from Ohio
My initials are TAT. So is it acceptable to get a TAT tat?
TIT. Is it OK to get a TIT tat?
Sorry - just being a total boob.
One of UM's greatest sons and Ohio's #1 regret...
He is a really big fan of Christopher Columbus? I hear he is looking to get Amerigo Vespucci on the other arm.
Yeah the "l" in Columbus is f'd up.
I love tattoos. This one is bad. Not because it is Columbus themed, it's very poorly done.
The line work is uneven as shit. Look at the outline of the big "C" the thickness of the line varies drastically. All the lines are shaky and at points don't match upwell in the lettering. The lettering looks like it was free-handed, there is no consistency. Maybe that's what he was going for, but it just doesn't look good.
I hate tattoos. Hate them. Why would anyone want to defile their body makes no semse to me.
He didn't get it for anyone but himself. One man's defiling is another's decorating.
I have not yet begun to defile myself.
I suspect I'll pass through this mortal coil ink free. It would be a bad professional choice, and I honestly can't think of anything I'd want on my body for life. But if someone wants a tattoo then Jimmy crack corn, and I don't care.
Lately I wonder why some have such a visceral negative reaction to them, though. Over the years my opinion has evolved from "I would not have done that so why did this person?" to "oh, that person is inked, I wonder if there's a story behind that?". Seems like there are many badly-done tatts out there (and seems like folks get very defensive about their tatts at times), but I've seen some good work out there that I can appreciate.
Anyway, as far as Trey's ink goes, it's his body and if this tatt pleases him then good on Trey. I think the amount of dark ink on the bottom of the tattoo makes it look like the road rash I've suffered after crashing on a bicycle, and in general it seems like a cluttered and sloppy design, but again - if it works for him, great. And I like that he's repping his hometown, even if I don't like his hometown much.
A couple of years ago, I was at a convenience store and some guy was hanging out talking to the cashier. He was showing off his new tattoo, which looked absolutely awful. Like he let a child draw on his arm. He was explaining that he was letting their mutual friend learn how to tattoo on him and that he was "getting pretty good, a lot better." There are no better friends than those with poor judgment.
Around the same time, I saw a guy at the video store who had a massive satanic goat's head tattoo on his chest whose horns came up over either side of his neck. I saw it because he wasn't wearing anything under his unzipped White Zombie hoodie. That guy was rad.
I hate not getting tattooed. Hate it. Why would you be boring and close minded about your or anyone else's body?
His arm & his life. No one has to like it but him. While I am not a tattoo expert (I have two, but nothing big like that), I can appreciate the fact that he is proud of where he is from. Good for Trey.
We wouldn't have made it to the National Championship game, or even past Kansas without him. So let him do what he wants. Yeah it looks poorly done, but if that's what he wants, by all means that is fine.
it actually looks like quality work. I agree with you though. It's also nie to remember where you are from.
Am I to understand that he defiled his body for an image of a minor league baseball team?
This is one elaborate ink job. That's not something I'd like to be saddled with for life. Yikes.
Had a lot of fun there when I was a student.
I like tattoos mostly, but I do not like this. Seems big, and I'm not a huge fan of brighter colors in a tattoo. Still love Trey
they fade in time in direct proportion to the number of showers, ocean and pool swims, and sunbathing sessions trey partakes in.
The "L" is more of an "I". COIUMBUS!!! And yeah, any Michigan fans who bang Trey up for OMG actually being proud of his home town, despite everything he did for UM hoops, are bad form. We may despise OSU, but if not for Columbus, Ohio and its ability to generate a young beast named Trey Burke, UM doesn't reach the Finals last year. So for that, thank you COIUMBUS!
that we stand a great shot at making the Final game next year without Trey's services.
That is the coolest henna tattoo EVER. I got one of those on vacation once...and was so glad when it finally washed off.
The L is lower case... guess you can't be too picky at an ohio tattoo parlor though
Doubt that I’ll ever succumb to tattoos or piercings, and I don’t find them attractive. But that might be due to my first impressions.
First “tattoo” I remember seeing was on a man who spoke with a strange accent. He worked at the local dry cleaning store. After I noticed the series of numbers written in dark blue ink on his arm, my father told me that the man was a concentration camp survivor.
In my generation, at Trey’s age, we were growing our hair longer than our parents, professors and coaches might’ve been accustomed to seeing, wearing out our jeans until the holes were large enough to expose both knees, forgetting to shave, smoking some strange thing that required us to burn incense to disguise the aroma, and turning up the volume on the receiver so we could get the sound blasting from our oversized stereo speakers while The Who sang, “Hope I die before I get old.”
The “old folks” didn’t find any of that attractive, but most of them learned to live with us. The way I see it, as a member of the current “old folks” generation: He’s Trey Burke fergodaskes. Let him get inked the way HE likes it.
Different strokes for different folks.
Thinking of getting one that reads "Livonia." Bates Hamburgers will be in the center. Bad form??
Reppin Livonia! Though there might be a little irony in getting inked up with the name of one of the safest suburbs in the United States (at least it used to be).
One of these days, Tyler bray is going to show up on Tattoo Rescue.
Hate tattoos, but love that show. Odd, I know.
Is there any proof that arm belongs to Trey? That could be a lot of people.
As far as I'm concerned, this is Ohio trolling us, until we see that arm alongside Trey's face. Preferably connected via Trey's shoulder and neck.
I had the "hoax" thought myself. This tat seems too awful to actually be something Burke would see and say "yeah, I'd like that on my arm for the rest of my life."
_A_ tat? Sure, I could see that. _THAT_ tat? Can't see it.
Not like he just got that in one day. I don't care if you're in slip knot. You don't get twelve hours of tattoo work done all at the same time. I say it's fake.
For everyone complaining about people not liking Trey's tat just remember. People are free to get tattoos, but just know that people are also free judge you for them. You can express yourself however you want, but people can also formulate whatever opinon they want of you as well.
Ok, whenever I look at that little ship I hear the Old Spice whistel in my head. Sorry.
Hate the blue shading...one of those things that I think look horrible once you hit 30+. Unless you go nuts with it and use majority color vs. black ink.