Olympians reveal their tattoos

Sporting the colors of the country they represent is gratifying enough for most Olympic athletes. For others, an ink gun provides the opportunity to express themselves in a more permanent way. -- By Armando Botello II, Yahoo! Sports

Montenegro's Ana Radovic sports a tattoo during the women's handball preliminary match against Russia at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

A tattoo of a Bible verse is seen on the hands of Brady Ellison of the U.S. as he prepares to take aim during the men's archery team quaterfinals at the Lords Cricket Ground during the London 2012 Olympics Games

A tattoo of a Bible verse is seen on the hands of Brady Ellison of the U.S. as he prepares to take aim during the men's archery team quaterfinals at the Lords Cricket Ground during the London 2012 Olympics Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT ARCHERY)

The tattoo of Lebanon's Gretta Taslakian is seen during her women's 200m round 1 heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

The tattoo of Lebanon's Gretta Taslakian is seen during her women's 200m round 1 heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT ATHLETICS)

Germany's Wu Jiaduo sports an Olympic tattoo that reads 'Wir fur Deutschland' (We for Germany) in their women's team first round table tennis match against Australia at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Germany's Wu Jiaduo sports an Olympic tattoo that reads 'Wir fur Deutschland' (we for Germany) in their women's team first round table tennis match against Australia at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TABLE TENNIS)

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Hungary's Marianna Sastin (with tattoo) fights with Ukraine's Yuliya Ostapchuk on the Women's 63Kg Greco-Roman wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT WRESTLING)

Olympics Day 3 - Beach Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: The tattoo of Pedro Cunha of Brazil is seen during the Men's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between Brazil and Great Britain on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Tattoo is seen on Spain's Martinez during their women's water polo quarterfinal round against Great Britain at Water Polo Arena during London 2012 Olympic Games

Tattoo is seen on Spain's Andrea Blas Martinez during their women's water polo quarterfinal round against Great Britain at the Water Polo Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT WATER POLO)

Olympics Day 13 - Athletics

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: A detailed view of the Olympic Rings tattoo on the abdomen of Ariane Friedrich of Germany during the Women's High Jump qualification on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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A tattoo that reads "Queen" is seen on the right arm of United States' 60-kg lightweight boxer Queen Underwood during a practice session at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Stephanie Rice

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 11: Swimmer Stephanie Rice shows off her Olympic tatoo backstage at the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2008 at the Hisense Arena on October 11, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. This year's event, now in its sixth year, was held in Melbourne for the first time in its history. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

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