Fan shares his giant full-back LeBron James tattoo with LeBron James, as one does (Photo)

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If you're anything like me, you've been feeling a little bit itchy recently after recognizing it's been more than a month since somebody got and shared a bracing and amazing tattoo of an NBA player. (Manga Matt Bonner, lest we forget.) Well, good news, sports ink fans: The drought's over.

A grateful blogging nation owes its thanks to a juice-and-Miami Heat-loving South Florida man who had a brainstorm — get LeBron James inked all over his back, then stop by LeBron's wife's juice bar, hope to run into the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, and share a special moment. Sometimes, the best-laid plans of mice and men do come to fruition:

(My first thought upon seeing this: "Well, friend, God's love actually isn't the only thing that's everlasting. Your full back piece of LeBron doing the chalk toss flanked by the O'Brien and the Podoloff's going to be there forever, too." Second? "I just hope that our LeBron-back-tatted hero doesn't wind up running across our M.J.-back-tatted hero and wind up beefin'.")

"This dude came into the @thejuicespot with his lady today," James wrote in his Instagram caption. "Got him some juices and showed me this while he was at it. Had to take a flick with him #WOW #WitnessHistory #StriveForGreatness"

Heads up, you guys: If you want to witness history or strive for greatness, you might need to spend quite a few hours in a tattoo artist's chair and then at least a few more biding your time drinking cold-pressed organic juices and waiting for the man (no Lou Reed). Sure, it sounds like an awful lot of commitment, but there are no easy paths to immortality, y'all.

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