When I saw this photo pop up on Skeets’ tumblr, I thought what most people probably think — wow, Chris Andersen has a lot of tattoos. And it’s true. He has a whole bunch, including a 303 chain and the beginnings of a Honky-Tonk wordmark across his abs. Good for him.

But then I thought about something else — does Chris Andersen have more tattooed skin than un-tattooed skin? And because I have Photoshop and it is my job to get to the bottom of important questions like this one, I decided to figure out the answer.

First things first, I took out everything that wasn’t tattoos.

Then I took his non-tattooed skin and gave it some color to make it easier to look at.

Then, finally, I used the histogram feature to estimate the number of un-tattooed pixels (38,514) as compared to the total pixels (68,981) to figure out what percent of his skin is plain.

Believe me, when I found out that Chris Andersen has less skin that is tattooed than skin that is not tattooed, I was shocked. But I used this very scientific method to figure it out, so it must be true. If he’s going to catch J.R. Smith, he needs to get to work.

(image via Pretty Tattooed Fierce Things)