Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 1/12/12
By REED NELSON FOXSportsDetroit.com Judging from the photo that the Michigan State Sparatans Nick Hill tweeted on Tuesday, he enjoys being a Spartan. So much so, in fact, that he now has a tattoo on his side, running the length of his torso depicting a Spartan warrior (albeit one that appears to resemble Gerard Butler from 300) with a figure that might make Sparty a little jealous. The tweet, from Hills account @N_Hill2032 said, Bleed green and included a photo of the massive homage to his academic institution. Not included in the tweet was how this project felt. Since he did get the tattoo, however, Hill has received some attention, both local and national. Yahoo!Sports ran a story showing Hills tattoo, which presumably prompted ABC News to run the story on their nightly news broadcast. Hill responded on Twitter by saying My tattoo was on abc news on tv. Thats crazy. blessed and Thanks for the love on the tattoothe guy did a tremendous job on it." Hill isnt alone in thinking his tattoo is pretty awesome. The support on Twitter seems to be nearly universal, at least amongst Spartan fans who were either retweeting the link, or were simply shouting out their appreciation. And while Hills Spartan tattoo may be a slightly glorified Spartan, his allegiance cannot be questioned. At least Hills ink had limited interpretation. A.J. McCarron, the winning quarterback on the Alabama National Championship team, recently got himself an even more garish tattoo, one that looks he ran full speed into a giant tattoo gun full of mixed messages. Hills was simply a warrior, a spear, a shield and some landscape detail (as well as some irritated looking skin). McCarrons, on the other hand, was something else altogether. The separate elements (which include but are not limited to: a weeping depiction of a thorned-crown Jesus Christ, five names, and Bama Boy) in his could provoke one the most confusing six degrees of separation charts in the history of sports tattoos.
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