Q: What is less visible at the Winter Olympics than at the Summer?
With athletes dressed in fleece, nylon and lycra, on the slopes and ice is clearly less pronounced skin – ink or other. Compare this to sports in warm weather in shorts, T-shirts and swimsuits with rich body art.
Curling may be the only exception.
In this photo, taken by Associated Press photographer Brin Anderson, a pair of heavily inked forearms meet in a fistfight at Beijing’s famous Water Cube.
In addition to emphasizing tattoos that are largely absent from our notion of these games, her photo of American hair curlers Matt Hamilton and Christopher Place enhances the image of their usual dude. The skull and crossbones on the Plys curling brush also don’t hurt.
Are skiers, snowboarders, skaters and other athletes of the Winter Games decorated in the same way? One can only guess.
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