Fire-Breathing Brutus, Jim Tressel and Urban Meyer: Area Man Has Insane Collection of Ohio State Tattoos

By DJ Byrnes on July 1, 2014 at 12:28p
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I covered this glorious back mural in Monday's Skull Session, but it appears the game is much deeper than it first appeared.

As an insane person, I would like to again clarify: I like insane people, but I also know insane when I see it.

This collection of tattoos is insane. 

Well, we've done it. We've finally found Ohio State's No. 1 fan. It's going to take something greater than a fire-breathing Brutus to defeat Mr. Hoellrich's claim, and that's going to be a mighty tall task.

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YTOWNBUCKI's picture

My favorite 2 sou coaches

@OSUCoachMeyer even luv me sum tress.

It is doubtful that he actually attended a university of any type.  But, good for him expressing what he loves.

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theferno's picture

Wallmart buckeye

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BassDropper's picture

We shop at Meijers 

DIRECTIONER

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DaytonBuck1980's picture

You should never. Meijer was founded and is headquartered in TSUN. 

Heres a helpful list of other companies to avoid http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Michigan_companies

Still not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan. 

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BuckeyeAZOH's picture

They are msu fans though. My friend dad is the president of meijer. I think this could be an exception to shop there.

Purple Raider

DaytonBuck1980's picture

I don't know man. They pay taxes and you know some of that gets funneled to that of school. Besides we should probably be hating MSU just as much nowadays. 

Still not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan. 

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ArizonaBuckeye's picture

@ YTOWNBUCK - What a snobby-pretentious thing to say. Maybe try not judging someone when you don't know them at all whatsoever.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

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YTOWNBUCKI's picture

You're right.  I do apologize as I was in a rather cynical mood yesterday and I don't normally say things like that.  

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ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Upvote for humility.

 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

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blocko330's picture

Wow, and all I have is a Block O --- Need to schedule ASAP

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Citrus's picture

Odds this marvelous fan attended Ohio State? I'm saying 10-1

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crusher's picture

Why would it matter if he actually went to OSU or not?

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men

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Citrus's picture

Not meant as an offense. Its just that he is Ohio Statey as Ohio State can Ohio State and attending would make him an even more Ohio Statey Ohio Stater. 

crusher's picture

No offense taken.

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men

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trigg03's picture

So...did you play for the Cleveland Browns??
According to your logic...only people who attended OSU are allowed to be a fan. So only people who played for their favorite pro team can be a fan as well...correct?? Or is that too difficult for you to grasp?

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

tOSU isn't a team like the Browns.  It is a school…that has a team.  There is a difference in your argument…I am not saying that non alumni hsouldnt be fans, but your logic is incorrect.

Representing the Buckeyes in the Mitten State since 1987.

www.septemberheisman.com

 

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crusher's picture

Not saying that you ment to offend anyone or insinuate that non alumni were lesser fans but there are some alumni that feel that way. I've heard Herbie say it. I believe he called them Walmart Buckeyes. Which I find funny because I've gone to home games for 20 plus years and the only Walmart Buckeyes fans I've seen sat in the student section. They showed up two minutes before the game and left at halftime because they were losing their buzz. Not saying that describes the whole student section but anyone that has gone to a game knows what I'm talking about.

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men

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gutterwaste's picture

Also, didn't say he had to have played for the Buckeyes.  Your argument would be better if you said "Are you from Cleveland" not "Did you play for Cleveland."  Even so, not good, because a professional sports team exists solely to have fans.  In theory, Ohio State's football team is simply a representation of the University and its student body and alumni.

crusher's picture

You're right that in theory that the team is merely a representative of the University but in reality it's more like a semipro football team. People aren't buying OSU jerseys and apparel because they have a kick ass business school.

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men

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SilverBullet-98's picture

And the University is a representation of of OHIO and all who live in it!!

There are thousands of kids in this state who would love to attend Ohio St., because they can't they are not Buckeyes?

That is the most pompous elite arrogant thought and typical !.This Univ. has been around since before many of you have been alive, it was built for the STATE of OHIO!!!  It's residents, whether they live in Columbus, went to school there are not it doesn't make you bigger fan because you was more priviledged than other people !!!

Some on here sound like the Arrogant A^^s from Ann Arbor

"The Past Builds the Future"

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CALPOPPY's picture

This Univ. has been around since before many of you have been alive

I think it's safe to state that the university was around before ANY of us were alive. It's ok to be confident in your statements.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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Citrus's picture

@ Trigg: Not sure if you're responding to me. Anyway, I wrote no such thing. I am not the fan god that decides whether fandom is appropriate.
That said, I did indeed graduate from tOSU and that connects me to the place in a way that is different than those that are simply fans of the football team. That might annoy some people and my intent is not to flaunt it, but its a fact. What I was going for is, boy this guy is really in love with Ohio State. I sorta surprised someone would make it such a part of his identity but not attend. 

 

chemicalwaste's picture

I hear you, Fruity (i keed). I am currently a student. My parents arent. My brothers and sisters arent and likely wont be at OSU. Most of them are big fans of OSU, regardless of the sport. But it is a little different.

bleedscarlet's picture

OSU is Ohio's representative in CFB so he is simply reping those that represent Ohio.

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

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BUCKSOMIES's picture

That's a pain that will never go away.

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hspbuy1's picture

He needs a long pointy hat to cover that up!

hspbuy1

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gutterwaste's picture

Huh...never noticed that when I was watching "Breaking Bad"

Knarcisi's picture

M for Migrane. 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

as a tattoo enthusiast, the most annoying thing on the planet is the phrase "tat"

I don't always downvote, but I do always downvote a Michigan fan trolling the Buckeye boards.

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CC's picture

Are you going to give us the "You don't call your country a  ____,lesson next?

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gm3jones's picture

as a tattoo enthusiast, the most annoying thing on the planet is the phrase "tat"

I would say the phrase from TTUN is worse

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

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Shangheyed's picture

What else would you call that school up north?

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gm3jones's picture

 I said the phrase from TTUN... ya know,  when they say "Go Blu3" is worse.

There is nothing more remarkable as learning to think better.

BassDropper's picture

The skull at the top of the page is one of the sickest tats I have ever seen, only problem is if I was getting it, there would be no way in hell I would put that awful Block M on my body.

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CC's picture

I love the Bucks, but no, just no.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Those Tats are sick!!!

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Zaphod Beeblebrox's picture

Not that ugly Michigan tattoo though.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox's picture

Terrelle Pryor is sooooo jealous!

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KINGBUCKEYE419's picture

If you had to attend Ohio state to be an Ohio state fan the majority of Ohio State fans wouldn't qualify. I'm pretty sure if you buy a ticket watch the games or bought a team jersey then you're a fan of that team.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox's picture

Wow, nothing like insulting the Buckeye fan base.

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YTOWNBUCKI's picture

I don't think that was insulting.  He basically said that you are a fan just by supporting through watching or buying merchandise.

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chemicalwaste's picture

As long as the team isn't referred to as "we" or "our" or "us" unless that jersey is worn over pads during practice or you're a coach.

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MacG91's picture

I think its safe to say that this guy likes his Buckeyes and flames. 

Mac..yeah

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CC's picture

And Peterbuilt trucks and I'll go out on a limb with this one, but I bet he has the skull hitch ball cover with the red eyes.

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gutterwaste's picture

Or testicles dangling.  Like his truck is ALL man

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clint5507's picture

His tattoo artist should get some props as well, those coaches' portraits are incredible.

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Zaphod Beeblebrox's picture

At least that fella didn't get an E. Gordon Gee tattoo.

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Rjpfish2's picture

All three are really well-done, but The Vest takes the cake for me. The subtle white highlights and the shading make it look so realistic.

HouseHarleyBuilt's picture

They all look really good for the most part, but I thought the helmet with the block O was pretty poorly done. I mean, our helmets don't have block O's on them.

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hit_the_couch's picture

I am not a fan of American traditional style tattoos, but the very top photo does have solid line work; the shading isn't bad either.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

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Squirrel Master's picture

I would get ink that large only if the artist was Sammy. I would seriously consider it if Sammy designed something for my back!

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

Rjpfish2's picture

This guy is my Uncle and took me to my very first OSU game. I'll never forget that feeling I got upon seeing the field and hearing the sounds of TBDBITL for the first time. I'll be hooked forever and for that I am eternally grateful to this man.

He is not an alum, for those who wondered.

Go Bucks!

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USMC11917's picture

You know, I get that the skull is eating the Letter M. I just can't even see myself getting that M in that color scheme tattooed anywhere on my body. To have to look at that every day would have to be one of the worst tattoo mistakes anyone could ever make. When my mamma told me not to get a tattoo until I was 21, before I ran off to join The Corps, I envision it was to protect me from something like this. Nothing wrong with tattoos but they just lost the "Cool Factor" for me as I grew older. Never got one.

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USMC11917's picture

I have to admit that that is an incredible likeness on the Tress Tat.

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alust2013's picture

I don't like any sport or team enough to get it tattooed on myself.

...and Michigan still sucks.

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

but did he pay for them?

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BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

That Jim Tressel tattoo is bad ass.

Lol @ all the asinine "derrrr bet he didnt go to TOSU har har har" comments. Talk about obtuse (and this is coming from an alumnus)

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Jabba1977's picture

Awesome Tatts,I would like to see those in person!!That man is like me, a die-hard buckeye fan!!!

SECHATER77

TheVictoryBell45's picture

Some of the biggest Ohio State fans I know didn't go to school at Ohio State. Some of Ohio States biggest boosters didn't go to Ohio State. 

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