The London Olympics are nearly upon us and I’m sure will see plenty of Olympic tattoos on display. These are some examples from past Olympic Games.

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Olympic Tattoos

Kathleen Hersey, who won first place in the women's 200m butterfly final race, sports an olympic tattoo on her thigh at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim competition in Santa Clara, California, June 19, 2011. REUTERS/Kim White

Olympic Tattoos

An Olympics rings tattoo is seen on the back of a swimmer during a training session at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 21, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo of the Olympics rings is seen on the back of Italy's Ilaria Bianchi during training at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo of the Olympic rings is seen on a diver during a practice session at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 18, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Olympic Tattoos

An Olympics rings tattoo is seen on the right foot of Kelci Bryant of the U.S. at during the preliminary round of the women's 3m springboard diving event at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 22, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo of the Olympic rings is seen on the back of Canada's Ryan Cochrane during the men's 800m freestyle heats at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo of a maple leaf and the Olympic rings is seen on the back of Canada's Brent Hayden as he competes in the men's 100m freestyle heats at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo of the Olympic rings is seen on the back of Canada's Ryan Cochrane as he competes in the men's 1500m freestyle heats at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 30, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo of the 2008 Beijing Olympics is pictured on the back of Asdis Hjalmsdottir of Iceland during the women's javelin throw qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo in the shape of Brazil is seen in the back of Hugo Parisi of Brazil during his 10m diving platform practice session for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 4, 2008. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo is seen on the back of Cassius Duran of Brazil during diving practice at the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the Water Cube, ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Olympic Tattoos

Australia's Matt Ryan attends a training session for the Men's rowing events ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 5, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo is seen on the back of Brazil's Joanna Maranhao during swimming practice at the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the Water Cube, ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 5, 2008. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Olympic Tattoos

Canadian swimmer Adam Sioui trains for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 5, 2008. REUTERS/Shaun Best

Olympic Tattoos

Canadian swimmer Mike Brown trains for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 5, 2008.
REUTERS/Shaun Best

Olympic Tattoos

Ryan Lochte of the U.S. attends swimming practice at the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the Water Cube, ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 6, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

Olympic Tattoos

Dominik Meichtry of Switzerland attends swimming practice at the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the Water Cube, ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Olympic Tattoos

The Olympic logo is tattooed on the chest of a swimmer at the National Aquatics Centre, also known as the Water Cube, ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Olympic Tattoos

Track cyclist Chris Hoy of Britain practises ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Olympic Tattoos

Track cyclist Bradley Wiggins of Britain trains ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Olympic Tattoos

Fabiana de Oliveira of Brazil shows her tattoo during the women?s preliminary pool B volleyball match against Algeria at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Olympic Tattoos

Khatuna Lorig of the U.S. prepares to shoot during her women's archery individual ranking round at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Olympic Tattoos

A tattoo is seen near the ankle of Natalia Valeeva of Italy as she competes in the women's archery individual ranking round at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

Olympic Tattoos

Louis Smith of Britain competes in the gymnastics men's pommel horse final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

Olympic Tattoos

Fabio Magalhaes of Brazil celebrates a point during their men's beach volleyball quarterfinal match against Austria at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 18, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Olympic Tattoos

Anastasia Davydova (L), sporting tattoos of butterflies, and Anastasia Ermakova of Russia prepare for the synchronised swimming duet free routine final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Olympic Tattoos

Natasha Kai of the U.S. (R) celebrates with teammates after winning their women's final soccer match against Brazil at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Shaun Best

Olympic Tattoos

Lauren Jackson of Australia has stickers on her leg during their women's basketball semi-final game against China at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Olympic Tattoos

Pictogram tattoos of the disciplines of the decathlon are seen on the legs of Andrei Krauchanka of Belarus during his pole vault event of the men's decathlon in the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 22, 2008. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Olympic Tattoos

Pictogram tattoos of the disciplines of the decathlon are seen on the legs of Andrei Krauchanka of Belarus during his pole vault event of the men's decathlon in the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 22, 2008. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Olympic Tattoos

Juan Guillermo Uran of Colombia competes in the men's 10m platform diving final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 23, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Olympic Tattoos

Sandow Weldemar Nasution of Indonesia competes in the men's 77kg Group A weightlifting snatch competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 13, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Olympic Tattoos

David Katoatau of Kiribati gestures after competing in the men's 85kg Group B snatch weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 15, 2008. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Olympic Tattoos

Cai Yun (bottom) celebrates with teammate Fu Haifeng of China after defeating South Korea in their men's doubles semi-final badminton match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 15, 2008. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Olympic Tattoos

Yulia Gushchina of Russia takes off her T-shirt before her women's 400m semi-final of the athletics competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Stadium, August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Olympic Tattoos

Australia's Sally McLellan recovers after winning the women's 100m hurdles race during the London Grand Prix athletics tournament at Crystal Palace in London July 25, 2009. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Olympic Tattoos

Christian Cantwell of the U. S. competes in the men's shot put final during the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 15, 2008. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Olympic Tattoos

British track cyclist Jamie Staff sports a tattoo on his leg as the men's team sprint qualifying round gets underway at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 15, 2008. REUTERS/STEFANO RELLANDINI

Olympic Tattoos

Brent Hayden of Canada leaves the pool after competing in the men's 100m freestyle swimming semi-finals during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 6, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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