Photos of (often-shirtless) Devin Thomas and his tattoos were nearly unavoidable this offseason, from his bizarre photo shoot to his Twitter background to his other marginally-less-bizarre photo shoot. So when I was working on a (still upcoming) post that deals with tattoos, Thomas was an obvious guy to talk to.
His tattoo of the Predator has already generated a fair bit of press, but he’s added a couple of new pieces this offseason to complement it. He’s got a Spartan from the graphic novel that inspired the movie 300 on his chest, a nod to his Michigan State roots, which is understandable and actually pretty cool.
But the real pièce de résistance stretches down the right side of his ribcage, opposite the Predator. “That’s Conan,” Thomas says, before launching into the Crush your enemies! bit of dialogue from the movie. (A movie, it should be noted, that is four years older than Thomas himself.)
It’s very clearly Arnold Schwarzenegger, the movie Conan, not — unlike the Spartan — the comic book version. “Yeah,” Thomas says. “And I got the Predator” — another Schwarzenegger movie — “on the other side. I got my favorite movies: Conan, Predator, and 300.”
So essentially, the Redskins’ third-year wide receiver has the governor of the state of California tattooed on his ribcage.
“I mean, basically, yeah,” Thomas says, laughing, when I point this out to him. “But it’s him in his portrayal from the movie. It’s not, you know, a political endorsement.”
Yes, there’s a picture of the tattoo after the jump.
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