Tattoos have long been used by many cultures around the world to ensure good luck and fortune and a propitious outcome and so are athletes in certain sports..

The most common is the Olympic flag with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red. This design is symbolic and it represents the five inhabited continents of the world, united by Olympism.

Olympic tattoos will be a lifetime souvenir. Checkout some interesting tattoo designs by athletes: