33 Sporty Basketball Tattoos For 2013

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Basketball is one of America’s most loved sports, featuring a unique style. Players and lovers of the sport often celebrate their passion with tattoo art. The macho figures of basketball players and the sport itself inspire many tattoos. If you are looking for basketball tattoos, there are many gorgeous designs that showcase the joy and vigor of the sport. The gentle curves of the basketball, along with the orange hue, look vibrant in tattoos designs. You also find monochromatic designs showing the basketball with a meaningful text.

Tattoo art features different aspects of the sport. Be it the long strides of players, the leap upward with the ball, the logos of different basketball teams, tattoos showcase all these designs. You often find people with cool basketball tattoo art on their forearm. The muscular bulge of men’s arms looks sexy with colorful tattoos. Basketballs with wings or wearing a crown, or held in a pair of hands, look cool in upper arm tattoos. Silhouetted figures with basketballs create a stunning combination in black and orange. Realistic hues often give a life like look to tattoos. Shading used in the design, gives it a rich three-dimensional look. Here are some basketball tattoo ideas.

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Handing Basketball

In this artistic monochromatic tattoo, a pair of hands lightly holds the basketball.

Handing Basketball

Handing Basketball

Logo Basketball

The neatly inked design shows a basketball team’s logo. The stylized text looks cool with the orange basketball.

Logo Basketball

Logo Basketball

Basketball Style

Green leaves frame the basketball. A richly hued powerful face completes the design.

Basketball Style

Basketball Style

Basketball Pain

A dagger plunges through a basketball. Fresh blood spurts from the knife tip.

Basketball Pain

Basketball Pain

Ballerz Ball

The red basketball has ‘Ballerz’ written on top. A cute and colorful wrist tattoo.

Ballerz Ball

Ballerz Ball

Tribal Grin Basketball

A grinning basketball is inked at the center of this funky tribal design tattoo.

Tribal Grin Basketball

Tribal Grin Basketball

Basketball Rest

The basketball rests on a wooden structure, in this artistic tattoo with a three-dimensional feel.

Basketball Rest

Basketball Rest

Washington Basketball

Two neatly inked wings frame the basketball. The top of the design has the text ‘Washington’.

Washington Basketball

Washington Basketball

Basketball Lover

In this shaded monochromatic tattoo, cursive font text frames the basketball. A neat forearm tattoo for a lover of the game.

Basketball Lover

Basketball Lover

Leafy Player

A leafy branch curves along the forearm. A figure leaps up, holding a basketball.

Leafy Player

Leafy Player

Basketball Playing Tattoo

A pair of hands and a basketball create this richly realistic upper back tattoo.

Basketball Playing Tattoo

Basketball Playing Tattoo

Neat Spaces Tat

The negative spaces give a neat and stylish look to this basketball tattoo design.

Neat Spaces Tat

Neat Spaces Tat

Heavy Basketball Tattoo

A heavy Cross rips the top of the basketball. The text ‘Survive’ frames the bottom of the design.

Heavy Basketball Tattoo

Heavy Basketball Tattoo

Fiery Basketball

Elegant fiery shapes frame the top of the basketball. A musical symbol overlaps the tattoo.

Fiery Basketball

Fiery Basketball

Crown Basketball

Check out this cool monochromatic design in which the basketball wears a crown.

Crown Basketball

Crown Basketball

Bloody Basketball

A bloodied knife pierces through a basketball. The knife handle carries a text banner.

Bloody Basketball

Bloody Basketball

Black Pride Basketball

This realistically shaded colorful tattoo shows a graceful basketball player. The blue sports bands look cool with his chocolate complexion.

Black Pride Basketball

Black Pride Basketball

Forearm Basketball Decorations

Dark brown and black patterns decorate the bulge of the arm. An orange basketball gives a fiery touch to the design.

Forearm Basketball Decorations

Forearm Basketball Decorations

Red Touch Basketball

The red and black hues look stunning in this tattoo with the text, ‘Prab Bains Memorial’.

Red Touch Basketball

Red Touch Basketball

Royal Basketball

The basketball is depicted with a crown, in this tattoo. Below, the decorative ‘King’ text enhances the rich style.

Royal Basketball

Royal Basketball

Stone Set Basketball

The softly shaded loop sits on top of the basketball. The shading gives a stony feel to the design.

Stone Set Basketball

Stone Set Basketball

Atlas With Basketball

Instead of the globe, Atlas is shown carrying a basketball. A powerful way to celebrate the sport.

Atlas With Basketball

Atlas With Basketball

Playing Basketball

The silhouetted figure reaches upward with an orange basketball in one hand. A stunning forearm tattoo.

Playing Basketball

Playing Basketball

Loving Basketball

The woman is shown holding a basketball suggestively, in this colorfully shaded tattoo.

Loving Basketball

Loving Basketball

My Basketball

A hand holds up a basketball. The legend says, ‘Love Basketball’, in the upper back monochromatic tattoo.

My Basketball

My Basketball

Selective Hue Basketball

The orange hue of the basketball adds brightness to this pencil sketch style tattoo.

Selective Hue Basketball

Selective Hue Basketball

Colorful Basketball

The bright orange, blue, and red give a vibrant feel to this upper arm design.

Colorful Basketball

Colorful Basketball

Lucky Ball

A shaded purple and black five pointed star holds the basketball. A neat design, celebrating basketball and luck.

Lucky Ball

Lucky Ball

Lines Of A Ball

A simple pattern of curves and lines creates this arty basketball tattoo. Stylish and effective.

Lines Of A Ball

Lines Of A Ball

Protected Ball

Hands encase the blue glowing globe. The tattoo showing a magician is richly hued.

Protected Ball

Protected Ball

Basket Fire

Fiery patterns add a stylish touch to this monochromatic basketball design. A smart forearm tattoo.

Basket Fire

Basket Fire

Basketball 12

In this colorful tattoo, the basketball is caught within the net. Big red numbers frame the top of the design.

Basketball 12

Basketball 12

Basketball Joke

Check out the cute figure holding a basketball, in this tattoo. The man wears a costume with flowery patterns.

Basketball Joke

Basketball Joke

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