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11/28
Athlete tattoos
Short track speed skater J.R. Celski, being of Polish and Filipino descent, chose a tattoo that took him back to his roots. Celski's tattoo fuses the Polish coat of arms with the sun and the stars found on the Philippine flag.
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12/28
Athlete tattoos
A jasmine flower, representing bobsledder Jazmine Fenlator, and an orchid, a tribute to her grandmother who passed away from cancer, sit side by side on Fenlator's lower back. The tattoo is a work in progress. Each grandparent, who all passed away within a year and a half of each other, will be memorialized by a flower on her back.
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13/28
Athlete tattoos
Jazmine Fenlator's second tattoo, hidden behind her ear, lists the first initial of each member of her immediate family. The tattoo serves as a reminder that her family will always be with her, despite how far they are apart.
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14/28
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The word "Hoot," tattooed on freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy's forearm, is a tribute to his best friend Hoot Brown, who passed away in a ski accident when he was 16.
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Months after the 2002 Winter Olympics, cross-country skier Kikkan Randall linked the Olympic rings and the icon for cross-country skiing on her right ankle.
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