Originally posted on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 8/15/12

How big of an Alabama fan is Zack Smartt? He was willing to endure 10.5 hours of a tattoo needle creating what could be considered one of the greatest Alabama Crimson Tide tats in Roll Tide history. This isn’t your normal fan.

“Roll Tide isn’t a slogan, motto, or war cry… it’s a way of life! ROLL TIDE FOR LIFE!!,” Zack tell us.

The tattoo, inked by Mike McMahon with All or Nothing Tattoo in Atlanta, speaks for itself.

He happened to come across this post on BC and felt compelled to tell his tat story.

“I saw your gallery of fan tattoos. If you like sports tattoos, then you may enjoy my “Tide-Too” done by Mike McMahon with All or Nothing Tattoo in Atlanta, GA. I’m a 4th generation Bama fan and I now proudly wear my colors for life! ROLL TIDE!!”

Of course we had questions for our new Bama football hero. His answers:

1- The tattoo cost $1,200 after a $500 discount for artist exposure… price should have been $1,700.

2- It took 10.5 hours over 3 sessions. (1st was 4 hours, 2nd was 5 hours, and the 3rd was 1.5 hours for the final touches)

3- My all-time favorite Alabama football moment has to be the Alabama vs UTC game on 10/05/91. The game was certainly irrelevant in the season and was a 53-7 slaughter by Alabama, but that was the last game I was able to attend with my late grandfather… who helped raise me as a true Bama fan. Other notes from that game… Mark McMillian had a 98-yard interception return for a TD, which still stands as the Alabama school record to this day. Great family memories right there! I actually told the story at his funeral… long before it was in a commercial. ROLL TIDE!!

4- Greatest question of all!! LOL!
F: Without a doubt… Blair McElroy
Marry: Kristen Saban… there’s some money in that family!
Kill: Barbara Dooley… mostly for creating Derek.

Beat that, Bama fan.

Do you have an insane tattoo that needs to be appreciated by the Internets? Send in your photo and story.

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