As many of you are probably unaware, there’s an IFL event going down tonight in Uncasville, CT, which will feature Roy Nelson defending his heavyweight title against Brad Imes, and Ryan Schultz defending his lightweight belt against Deividas Taurosevicius. (You can watch the action live on HDNet beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.) And here’s something you might not know about the IFL: They require all their fighters to get shitty tattoos on their shoulders. Honestly — the photos from the weigh-ins prove it. My favorite is Matt Horwich‘s (above left), which is a screaming pencil with musical notes coming out of its eraser. More insane ink after the jump.
(Nick Calandrino: A flying musketeer hat.)
(Mike Massenzio: A wolf praying to Jesus.)
(Ryan Schultz and Zac George [both on left] rock the same sunburst. And speaking of copycats, isn’t Josh Souder’s arm tat [directly above, left] basically a black-and-white version of that mess on Joey Guel’s arm [top, opposite Horwich]?)
(Frank Latina: It’s like the tattoo artist literally barfed onto Frank’s arm, then thought “you know what, that actually doesn’t look too bad.”)
(Roy Nelson reps the 208 while Brad Imes reps the mid-’90s.)