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Michael Jordan tribute tattoo mural covers fan's entire back

(@KicksOnFire) A fan's Michael Jordan back tattoo tribute. (@KicksOnFire)

I guess The Greatest Of All Time deserves the Greatest Tattoo Tribute Of All Time.

Sneaker website KicksOnFire.com shared this massive back tattoo tribute to Bulls legend Michael Jordan, which is more accurately referred to as a mural.

The artwork has layers upon layers: an Air Jordan flight logo at the top, the Nike Jumpman silhouette in the middle of the back, "Jordan" in red letters in a semicircle and "23" in white numbers to make his back look like a jersey, an autograph on the "2" to complete the jersey feel, a Bulls logo toward the bottom and, to top it all off, two portraits of Jordan on the right shoulder and left side.

All told, there's roughly three square inches of non-tattooed area available for future inkings. Maybe Jordan's Birmingham Barons records can be squeezed on the right side down near his belt line.

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The whole thing must have cost a fortune, but surely the financial outlay pales in comparison to the money that will be spent on Jordan's autographed "Flu Game" sneakers or the eight-figures that someone will drop at the auction of Jordan's Chicago-area mansion. Those are all different manifestations of the same Jordan-idolizing disease.

Ideally, this tattoo sets off an arms race between ink-loving, hoops-obsessed superfans. It's time for the California man who got "Black Mamba" tattooed on his arm for Kobe Bryant and the Florida man who put LeBron James' face on his leg to step their games up. Do you want to go down in history, or not?

Hat tip: Ball Don't Lie

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