Tattoo You

Dec 29

Nolan Smith shows off the tattoo on his right arm dedicated to the memory of his late father, Derek Smith

By Tattoo You Posted in: Blazers, ink, tattoos

From an excellent ESPN bio piece on Nolan and the loss of his father Derek:

"Mom, I want to do something for Dad," he told Monica one day.

"What do you have in mind?"

"A tattoo of him on my arm."

"You know I dislike tattoos. But I … I … I guess it's OK."

"It's gonna look just like your husband."

"It better."

So, for his final season of high school hoops, Nolan played with his father on his right biceps. It was a drawing of Derek's face above some clouds.

With this inscription: "Forever Watching."

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