Fun Tattoo Ideas for Basketball Fans

Basketball is a beloved sport around the world. Easily in the top 5 most popular sports today, the game can truly be said to have endured the test of time, and become a phenomenon. Some of the most well-known, and recognizable athletes come out of basketball, most notable of which are Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neil, LeBron James, etc.

With such a huge fan base, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that basketball is so popular on various online betting sites. For example, have a look on, and you will find that basketball is easily one of the most popular betting sports in the world.

And with so many fans and bettors, also comes a huge fandom. One of the most popular ways to display your fandom is by getting a tattoo. So, in this article, we are going to take a look at a couple of fun ideas for tattoos for basketball fans.

The Basics

There are a few ideas that are tried and true. For example, the classic flaming basketball. The idea is quite simple. The tattoo is basically just a basketball on fire. This could represent your love of the sport, the power of some players’ throws, or maybe you just think it is a cool aesthetic. Either way, the flaming basketball is a tried and true concept.

Much like the basketball shot through a hoop. Again, a pretty simple concept, the tattoo depicts a ball going through a hoop. Not much to say about the symbolism. It represents victory, all the while being a cool aesthetic. But, what about some alternative ideas that still capture the love of the sport. Let’s take a look.

A Looney Tune in a Jersey

For those who don’t know, this idea comes from the 1996 live-action/animated film, Space Jam, which sees Michael Jordan team up with the Looney Tunes in order to thwart an alien plan to dominate the world. The film is not very good. Regardless, it has garnered a massive cult following.

So, if you are a fan of basketball, and of the Looney Tunes, why not show off that fandom by tattooing Taz, Daffy, Bugs, or even Lola Bunny in their jerseys. Put a new spin on the cliché “Tweety Bird” tattoo, by having Tweety wear a pair of Jordans and a whistle around his neck.

But, what if you want something a little more on the edgy side? Looney Tunes are all well and good, but sometimes, you are in the mood for something darker and maybe even a bit scary.

Halloween Basketball

Do you love Halloween? Do you love basketball? Have you ever thought about combining the two? How you ask? Well, have you ever noticed that a pumpkin sort of resembles a basketball? Why not get a tattoo of a basketball jack-o-lantern for this October?

If you have a favorite player, you can even get a tattoo of said player, wearing their jersey, except their head is a basketball jack-o-lantern. There isn’t much meaning to this one, but it certainly looks cool. And at the end of the day, what are tattoos for if not to look cool?