24 Badass Tattoos That Will Get You Pumped This Football Season

From the pigskin to your skin.

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1. Two of the best things in the world are football and tattoos. This has been proven by science. When combined, they make something extra special.

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Whether it be simply an old school mascot like this Browns one...

2. ... Or this Saints one...

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3. ... Or even this Bengals one. No matter what, the outcome is awesome.

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4. Hell, even just a logo is rad, like this Ravens neck tattoo...

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5. ... Or this Eagles tattoo on a bicep.

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6. But if simple isn't your thing, you can go all out and get something like this portrait of Chargers great Junior Seau (R.I.P.)...

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7. ... Or Bears legend Walter "Sweetness" Payton (R.I.P.).

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8. This photorealistic Cowboys tattoo is pure genius.

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9. And this Seahawks tattoo combining the logo with the Seattle skyline is truly inspired.

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10. Biomechanical much?

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Is the secret to the Niners success is that they're actually robots?

11. If fancy and intricate aren't your thing, you can always go the Traditional route, like this Vikings homage...

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16. ... Or the forever optimistic Lions.

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17. Also, you can go big and get a tattoo of your team's mascot lookin' swole, like this Bear...

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19. ... Or this sexy Bronco.

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20. And don't forget about the versatile skull, which can be incorporated into just about anything. Take this Patriots tattoo, for example.

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21. Like I can even have a list without a Raiders tattoo. Especially a Raiders tattoo with a skull.

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22. Steelers skull with a Terrible Towel bandana? Check.

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23. Steelers skull that really highlights your nipple? Double check.

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24. Just remember, all tattoos that are football inspired are about the same thing.

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