Ryan Glasspiegel
Tuesday September 17th, 2013

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Whether it is Calvin Johnson getting tackled at the one-yard line five times in a seasonhaving victory turned into defeat with a late stat correction, or any number of inordinately frustrating events, the football gods have a way of making sure that your fantasy losses are agonizing. But, in the end, they really only cost money and a bruised ego--at least you don't get physically disfigured. That is, unless you're in this Omaha, Ne.-based league, which bestows the ultimate ignominy upon its loser: a thigh tattoo designed by the champion.

Chronicled by ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, the so-called "Tattoo League" is now in its fourth season. In the first year, league creator Spud (team name: "Manifest Destiny") was rewarded for his idea with a poetically-just last place finish and a permanent unicorn on his leg:

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Sadly, that's probably the most bearable tattoo featured. Check out the video for some particularly awful Justin Bieber ink. [ESPN via Daily Dot]

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