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Just how much ink does Chris Andersen have? A lot.

Sep 14, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT

source:  Right now, Chris Andersen — the Birdman — is trying to find a team that wants to bring him in. He was amnestied by the Nuggets and has yet to find a new home. Like Kenyon Martin and others, he’s finding a dry market where the only offers are for the veteran minimum, and in Andersen’s case there is not even that. (While he faced potential legal issues, he has denied those claims and has not been charged with any crime at this time. Not that the situation helps his cause.)

But that’s not what we’re writing about. We saw this photo of Andersen with his shirt off on The Basketball Jones (originally from J.E. Skeets’ tumblr) and thought what you are thinking now — man that is a lot of ink.

Credit Trey Kerby of TBJ who worked the photos to calculate how much of Andersen’s skin was still available as a canvas to tattoo artists and found 55% of his upper body still is open. Doesn’t look that way, but the stats don’t lie.

Which means there are tattoo artists in a few cities right now rooting for their team to sign Andersen. That’s some big business coming to town.

  1. fulanekiffin - Sep 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Not sure why any team would give this guy a chance. With what he was accused of doing, and there is a good chance he still might have done it, it’s just a bad image for your team. It seems that famous ppl or athletes almost always a get off.

    • rooney24 - Sep 14, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      I wouldn’t rush to sign him if I was a team, due to the potential legal issues. But, a team should do their due diligence and investigate whether there are actually issues, or if this is blown out of proportion. He can help a team on the court, if you can make sure the off court issues are not what they were reported to be.

  2. superseahawk - Sep 14, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    fulanekiffin

    You’re talking out of your ass.

  3. dondada10 - Sep 14, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Cocaine’s a hell of a drug.

  4. gmsalpha - Sep 14, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    The ink on his neck was a poor decision. Now post-basketball, he’s got no choice but to go the Steve Jobs route and put on the ol’ black turtleneck.

    • jtmmack - Sep 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM

      Agree 100 % he is halfway famous now but in a few years he will just look like a ex meth head who got dumb tats while high.

    • thestudiokida - Sep 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

      Hate to tell you but he joined the Nuggets back when they had a 4-neck tattoo minimum. He had to do it for the job!

  5. Uri Shavit - Sep 15, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Reblogged this on @Uri Shavit and commented:
    Birdman with a lot of ink ! :-)

  6. deiong - Sep 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    poor dude, if he doesnt get ink poisoning and makes it to a rip old age, those wrinkled bags are gonna look like designer bags :) how terrible

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