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GB Packers Stud

Gets Super Bowl Ring

TATTOO

7/20/2011 1:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Most NFL champs rock their Super Bowl ring on their hand -- Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields is wearing his on his NECK.

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The 23-year-old defensive stud -- who was a rookie when the Packers won the Super Bowl this year -- rolled into the Ultimate Designz tattoo shop in Miami last week ... and pitched his ink idea to tattoo artist Sergio Garcia. He even brought in the ACTUAL ring for Sergio to study. 


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Sergio tells us it took about 3 hours to draw out the design of the tat (pictured above) -- and a little more than 2 hours to ink it onto Sam.

We're told Shields was a "really nice guy" throughout the whole process -- and even left a fat tip.

Fun Fact: Sam's actual Super Bowl ring has 109 diamonds in it, but his tattoo ONLY has 60 pictured ... because we're told putting that many small diamonds in the tattoo would have been "impossible."



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46.

Newhouse    

It says "Champons"!!!!

1004 days ago
47.

Cecil    

wow, there are alot of anti packer fans here. yeah maybe the neck wasn't the best place but its still a pretty nice tattoo. and I like the Packers Super Bowl Ring.

1004 days ago
48.

matty    

if this guy has daughters, they're going to grow up thinking it's ok to date guys with neck tattoos

1004 days ago
49.

Damn Gina    

Ahhhh! To be young and stupid.

1004 days ago
50.

Ben     

Why does tmz do not do there job your like 3 day's late d what did you do copy past it from deadspin.com

1004 days ago
51.

Laura    

GROSS

1004 days ago
52.

rachel    

Oh good, it's just a tattoo. I thought he had some weird skin infection.

1004 days ago
53.

Reta    

I agree, posting the PICTURE of the tat is better than the photo of the real tat which is completely impossible to see on his skin. I don't understand why black people haven't figured out yet how hard it is to see tats on them and figured out some way to adjust them so they show.

1004 days ago
54.

Roxanne Stones    

EWWWW!!!

1004 days ago
55.

middleagedcrazy    

Congratulations to the kid -- a Super Bowl is an awesome achievement!

Haven't we all heard about SB rings being stolen, pawned, ex-wives and stuff like that? This is one way to remind everybody that he is (or was) one of the best.

Now, about that neck location -- you do understand that in 20 years you will have wrinkles and your chin will sag? Arm might have been a better choice for eternal wear.

1004 days ago
56.

Nathan    

Absolutely trashy. Tattoos are the stamp of stupidity.

1004 days ago
57.

RonBurgundy    

Why have folks think you are a loser when you can remove any doubt by engraving a goofy tattoo on your neck? If folks cannot recognize the actual ring, you might be running with the wrong crowd.
Absolutely a moment of pure weakness.

1004 days ago
58.

Leo Sayer    

Murderers have neck tatoos.

1004 days ago
59.

Little Lulu    

I ALMOST got a dolphin tattoo on my upper breast area but figured in a few years it would probably look like an eel! Plan ahead people!

1004 days ago
60.

DatDogBitez    

Wow. What an ugly tattoo.

1004 days ago
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