Kevin Durant Is Not Ashamed Of His "Business" Tats

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News broke last week that Kevin Durant, the humble 22-year-old who also happens to be a professional basketball player, is extremely tatted up. The Thunder blog over at The Oklahoman has some specifics on Durant's ink, which — if you could not already tell from the careful placement — he covers up in the interest of his public image. He is, after all, playing in a state that only legalized tattoos in 2006:

Inscribed at the bottom of the right side of his stomach, Durant has "Walk by faith not by sight," coming from 2 Corinthians 5:7. Immediately above that is a cross. Directly above the cross is another scripture, this one adopted from Proverbs 15:33, which reads, "The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor."

On the left side of his stomach, Durant has an image of a house, which he once told me was the home he grew up in. In front of the house is a boy wearing a No. 35 jersey dribbling a basketball. And above his belly button, Durant, a suburban Washington, D.C. native, has the Washington Nationals' squiggly red "W'" insignia.


Durant was reportedly surprised and a bit put off by the reaction. "So what?" he said. Fair point. He's not the only Thunder player with a tattoo, after all — he's just the only Thunder player no one ever expected to have an entire secret reserve of tattoos under his jersey. We can only dream of the day in which the world will be a safe enough place for Durant to consider getting a tattoo on his bicep, out there in the open, and to keep his Gatorade deal along with it.

Yes, Kevin Durant has tats - and so what? [The Oklahoman]