Louisville's Rick Pitino Followed Through on His Promise to Get a Tattoo

By Jason Priestas on April 26, 2013 at 10:39a
Rick Pitino's tattoo is NSFL

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino promised his team he'd get a tattoo if the Cardinals cut down the nets following a national championship. His team held up their end of the bargain defeating Michigan, 82-76 in the final, and Pitino followed through with his commitment Friday, getting the Louisville "L" alongside the year and "NCAA Champions 35-5" tattooed to his left shoulder.


Sorry for ruining lunch today and five weeks into the future.

Source: @KKcards

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NoVA Buckeye's picture


The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

tdible2132's picture

HA! On a serious note though, this could actually be a good recruiting tool lol

BuckeyeSki's picture

Emphasis on the tool

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tdible2132's picture

Hey come to Louisville, oh and let me take my shirt off and show you my tat!

buck-I.8's picture

If there's one coach (other than Crean) that should keep their shirt on, it's the one that looks like he has to warn the neighbors every time he changes residences.

D. Anthony's picture

And Louisville will return the honor by trashing the Zubaz strips on their uniforms and replace them with more of a liver spotted look with a few mole designs strategically places as well...Pitino had their back and now they will honor his.

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Riggins's picture

I've seen better doodles in notebooks.  You get what you pay for when it comes to tattoos.  Pitino went cheap.

droessl's picture

It looks like the tattoo artist took more than 15 seconds to finish. 

Doc's picture

Now he needs to get one on the other shoulder to commemorate his title at UK.

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Bam_Childress's picture

He looks like smithers!!!!! EWWWWW

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Squirrel Master's picture

you must mean Mr. Burns. He has the old frail body.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

Poe McKnoe's picture

"I VANT TO SAUCK YA BLOOD." - Count Pitino

Squirrel Master's picture

Can't believe he put the record. 35-5 is not something I would be proud of to the point of a tat. If they went 40-0, perhaps.
Also surprised he put it on his back shoulder. If he put it on his arm, could wear a polo and show it to whomever. Back tats need to remove the whole shirt, which would be disgusting!

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Bucks43201's picture

"Look away, I'm, I'm hideous"


"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

ATT2121's picture

Some things can not be unseen


"It all goes so fast, and character makes the difference when it's close."
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droessl's picture

How great would it be if his back looked like Lil Wayne's chest and he couldn't make room for this tragedy of a tattoo? 

Maestro's picture

Looks like Rick might want to make an appointment with Dr. Van Nostrand.  A couple of moles that he might want to have looked at.

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Grant Edgell's picture

Here's the other Louisville one he got on his stomach --

jestertcf's picture

That bright red L is accented well by all those age spots.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Dr. House's picture

Hey Mom, did he have those spots all over his body?

tdible2132's picture

The biggest news of all here, a man named Rick actually has a tattoo.  Pitino the trend setter.

thowen79's picture

He should've had it done on his leg to honor Kevin Ware, that would've been fitting.

FitzBuck's picture

So glad this wasn't in the same place as coach Kline's Roy Orbison tattoo.  
Remember "what mama doesn't know won't hurt her"

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tdible2132's picture

Over/Under on Pitino being at Lousiville for 5 more years?

tdible2132's picture

I'd proably say under, but then again I can't get a read on how long Pitino would want to continue coaching. 

gwalther's picture

Like a Don.

Class of 2008

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