It’s been more than nine years since Gary Payton played his last game for the now-defunct Seattle SuperSonics, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to get a Gary Payton Sonics tattoo. Or any Gary Payton tattoo, really. As we all know, it’s always the right time for a GPT (Gary Payton tattoo).

Anyhow, this is an actual Gary Payton tattoo on the actual torso of an actual grownup human female. The work is pretty exquisite because I think we can all agree that that Gary Payton tattoo actually looks like Gary Payton. That doesn’t always happen with tattoos of people, but this one even accurately displays that pointy back part on The Glove’s skull, so kudos to the artist who inked this.

It’s just too bad GP never really had a signature move or pose because this kind of looks like he’s just exasperated from looking at this lady’s nipple. Seems to me, Tattoo Gary is like “Ugh, more nipple? Come on, lady. Let me see some shoulder or something.” Anything but nipple again.” Certainly understandable, but I’d like to have seen him in a defensive crouch or doing one of those weird lunging karate-kick layups he was famous for — not to mention, the green and yellow jerseys are way better than the green and bronzish orange the late-90s Sonics wore — but it’s not my body. If this woman wanted Sighing Gary, then I’m sure she’s very happy with how things turned out because this looks great.

Also, cool fingernails.

(via I Am a GM)

Comments (11)

  1. he’s just looking around seattle, not seeing any sign of an active nba franchise and going “damn, man”.

  2. Why does this grown up human male rock neilpolish is what I’m asking… I’ve not seen a goth/emo basketball fan ever.

  3. are they doing the daily fix today

  4. Are you sure that is a man? Those look like lady fingers. For some reason, this seems even more awesome if this is a woman.

  5. Are you sure that is a male? The manicured finger nails mention otherwise…

  6. Wow. I’m sure it made complete sense at the time. That is right up there with the Patrick Swayze Centaur tattoo http://www.flickr.com/photos/shapelike/2557754615/

  7. Yep, it’s a lady. Updated.

    BUT I WILL SAY — men can paint their nails too. Just look at Mr. Cool, Carson Daly.

    • Did you guys do the daily podcast today?

    • I’ll bet Carson Daly is cool enough to wear a bra too; just like this lady.

      I’m not trying to be mean, but it looks like she has a big enough canvas at the moment to fit Shawn Kemp in there too.

      …fat Shawn Kemp even.

  8. GP is scratching his head figuring out if it was a male/female too.

  9. If she ever asks you to smell The Glove, say no. Trust me on this.

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