Tattoos are pretty popular in the NBA. Lots of players have them, and several of them have tattoos covering their arms and chests.

But even the guys who are covered, like Birdman and J.R. Smith, were once a clean slate. Some of the NBA players who now have the most tats looked like completely different people early in their careers.

Let’s take a look!

Carmelo Anthony 2003

anthony-in-2003

Carmelo Anthony NOW

now-carmelo-anthony

Iman Shumpert 2009

shumpert-in-2009

Iman Shumpert NOW

now-iman-shumpert

Monta Ellis 2007

ellis-in-2007

Monta Ellis NOW

 now-monta-ellis

Jamal Crawford 2001

crawford-in-2001

Jamal Crawford NOW

now-jamal-crawford

Wilson Chandler 2006

chandler-in-2006

Wilson Chandler NOW

now-wilson-chandler

JR Smith 2004

smith-in-2004

JR Smith NOW

now-jr-smith

Matt Barnes 2002

barnes-in-2002

Matt Barnes NOW

now-matt-barnes

DeMarcus Cousins 2009

cousins-in-2009

DeMarcus Cousins NOW

now-demarcus-cousins

LaMarcus Aldridge 2006

aldridge-in-2006

LaMarcus Aldridge NOW

now-lamarcus-aldridge

Brandon Jennings 2008

jennings-in-2008

Brandon Jennings NOW

now-brandon-jennings

DeAndre Jordan 2007

jordan-in-2007

DeAndre Jordan NOW

now-deandre-jordan

Chris Andersen 2003

andersen-in-2003

Chris Andersen NOW

now-chris-birdman-andersen

LeBron James 2003

lebron-james-11

LeBron James NOW

now-lebron-james

Dennis Rodman 1988

dennis-rodman

Dennis Rodman NOW

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