Sports Tattoos by Steve Butcher

Jul 6, 2016 at 1:08 pm / Author:

New Zealand’s Steve Butcher has found quite an impressive niche—he tattoos some of the best sports scenes you’ll ever see. Butcher clearly has a love of the NBA, with Kobe and the Lakers serving as a particular muse. All of Butcher’s pieces appear to come to life on the skin; as you stare at one of his tattoos you almost feel like you are watching a highlight reel. Like with the tattoo below, I’m sure that Spurs fans get a little sick to their stomach as they relive one of the most heartbreaking moments in the history of their franchise.


Going through Butcher’s portfolio can be compared to flipping through a book of the NBA’s greatest hits. Here’s Jordan posterizing someone, here’s Bird and Magic fighting for a rebound, there’s Vince Carter in the middle of a windmill jam. Butcher absolutely kills it with each jaw-dropping tattoo. In the words of Marv Albert, Butcher is on fire! In the gallery below we’ve gathered a slew of unbelievable sports tattoos by Steve Butcher that you absolutely need to see.

Sports Tattoos by Steve Butcher

New Zealand’s Steve Butcher has found quite an impressive niche—he tattoos some of the best sports scenes you’ll ever see. Butcher clearly has a love of the NBA, with Kobe and the Lakers serving as […]

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