Alfani for Macy's vest; WT02 shirt; Levi's jeans; Converse sneakers; Sabit NYC chain; New Era EK hat; Tateossian bracelets.
Stevie Johnson has taken to the NFL like a buffalo in a china shop. In four years he’s not only ripped up the gridiron—netting more than 1,000 yards receiving in each of the past two seasons—he’s be- come a larger-than-6'2'' figure through his brash touchdown celebrations (pretending to get shot in the leg when playing against Plaxico Burress, for example) and with his entertaining tweets that have earned him over 100,000 followers. Between looks during this fashion shoot we played back and forth with #13 in 140 characters or less.
@InkedMag You just got your hands tattooed.
@StevieJohnson13 Yeah, I was waiting until I signed my new contract.
@InkedMag Five years, $36.25 million, congrats. Did you need the money for tattoos?
@StevieJohnson13 Nah, as a receiver my hands are my most important tools. It was celebratory.
@InkedMag What did you get?
@StevieJohnson13 “Handle Biz” on my right hand and “Have Fun” on my left.
@InkedMag Is that your mantra, score the TD and then do your thing?
@StevieJohnson13 It’s like I tell kids, Do your homework, then you can play Xbox.
@InkedMag You play Madden?
@StevieJohnson13 Yep, it helps you learn how to play with your team.
@InkedMag Are you happy with the Madden version of yourself?
@StevieJohnson13 They have me at 89 for speed—I’m a little faster than that.
@InkedMag And your Madden avatar has no tattoos. What is your favorite piece of ink?
@StevieJohnson13 The first one I got. I’m from San Francisco, so I got the old Warriors logo with the Giants SF on top.
@InkedMag How does your tattoo process work?
@StevieJohnson13 I draw most of my designs—I like to draw—then hand them to the artist and tell him he can finesse the design however he wants.
@InkedMag Do you have a tattoo idol?
@StevieJohnson13 After I started getting tattooed I looked at the work other guys like Lil Wayne, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, and Wiz Khalifa were getting.
@InkedMag Ballers and rappers, you do a little spitting.
@StevieJohnson13 Yeah, me and my man G5Gi put out a mixtape called “Why So Serious?”