Photos: Danica Patrick’s Closeup Tattoo Moment

These photos of Danica Patrick on vacation in Maui last month gave proof …

Danica Patrick Closeup Tattoo Bikini Photo

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Undaunted By SI, Danica Gets Even Bigger Tattoo

Last week we told you Danica Patrick’s two appearances in the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Swimsuit Issue were marred by some clumsy editing. In the photos, Patrick’s back tattoo was edited out in some of the pictures - but not all.

Danica Patrick Now Has Bigger Tattoo

SI has since confirmed that it removed the tattoo from the photos as matter of some sort of absurd policy. But there was no explanation why some of the shots with tattoos remained.

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Patrick knew about the policy before she ever posed for the swimsuit issue, and I’m happy to report that SI’s photoshop efforts have not dampened her desire for more tattoos. Since her last shoot with Sports Illustrated, she has added even more body ink. Pics after the jump. Read more…

SI Reacts To Removing Danica’s US Flag Tattoo

Darren Rovell of CNBC followed up on our post today about SPORTS ILLUSTRATED deciding to airbrush out Danica Patrick’s American Flag tattoo in the most recent SI Swimsuit Issue:

(Hey, it isn’t like the tramp stamp said “Aim Here”)

Sports Illustrated acknowledged that the tattoo, on the small of her back, was taken out, but a spokesman didn’t comment as to why it made that editorial decision. Patrick’s tattoo was in the issue last year.

From what I’ve found out subsequently, SI has a longstanding policy of removing tattoos on all of the swimsuit models. But if that indeed is the case, why did Patrick’s tattoo get through last year?

One guess is that because of the massive layoffs at SI this year, perhaps the editors of this year’s swimsuit issue hadn’t worked on past issues. So maybe there was a disconnect. Otherwise, the treatment of Patrick’s body ink makes no sense.

So what did Patrick say about the whole thing? Rovell followed up with her too. Read more…