Re-Creation Of Iconic LeBron–Wade Photo Might Be The Best Sports Tattoo Ever

Bryan Brandom
(Photo: Getty Images)

The world of sports overflows with regrettable tattoos.

Who could forget this tattoo predicting a Jaguars Super Bowl win in 2018?

Or Rick Pitino’s tattoo commemorating a championship that never happened?

Or the guy who had his bald head tattooed to look like a Patriots helmet?

Then there’s this monstrosity.

Thankfully, the work of artist Steve Belcher almost makes one forget about the grotesquery in the realm of sports tattoos.

The best sports tattoo ever?

The New Zealander’s latest shared work is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Remember this famed dunk from just two months into the Miami Heat marriage of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade?

Well, the recipient of Belcher’s latest production always will — he or she got the iconic photo that the play yielded tattooed onto their body.

It’s practically the photo superimposed onto someone’s leg.

Here’s the tat partway through the 21 hours of work it required.

If that’s not the best sports tattoo ever, the distinction probably still belongs to one of Belcher’s other works.