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Stephanie Rice

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 11: Swimmer Stephanie Rice shows off her Olympic tatoo backstage at the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2008 at the Hisense Arena on October 11, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. This year's event, now in its sixth year, was held in Melbourne for the first time in its history. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

Olympians' tattoo art


the colors of the country they represent is gratifying enough for most

Olympic athletes. For others, an ink gun provides the opportunity to

express themselves in a more permanent way.