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DeShawn Stevenson’s New Tattoos and Abe Lincoln

Updated: September 28, 2009

Back from the whirlwind of Washington Wizards media day ’09 and ready to blog it out. With much to transcribe, I’ll have a lot more in the future, but I wanted to get to something of utmost importance first, DeShawn Stevenson’s new tattoos.

(No, I don’t think this is really of the ‘utmost’ importance, but definitely the quickest/easiest/most fun to blog about.)

What does Abe Lincoln have to do with all this? Well, his face is one of Stevenson’s new tats … and it’s right on the front of his neck (jeez that seems painful), always looking right back at you.

Stevenson also has a backwards Pittsburgh Pirates logo on his right cheek and a Frankenstein-esque crack starting at his hairline and working its way down his forehead (not sure what happens if his hairline starts receding).

Mike Jones of the Washington Times has more:

On his left cheek bone is inked the Pitsburgh Pirate’s ‘P’, “for the Pittsburgh, that’s my favorite team. Barry Bonds, when he first started.” The thing about the P is, however, that it’s backwards and looks more like a 9. DeShawn tried to explain, “No, if you’re standing where Dom’s standing and looking at me, it looks like a P.” Dominic McGuire was standing directly in front of him about 10 yards away, but it still looked like a 9. I think DeShawn meant to say, “when I look in the mirror it looks like a P.” The final new tat is a crack on the left side of Stevenson’s forehead. He said it’s because “I don’t crack. I feel like people always try to break me, but I don’t crack. So, I put that there.”

More shots and a closer look …

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  • Jon L

    I think that one reporter is trying to interview the Lincoln tattoo.

  • Will

    Deshawn looks smacked as shit

  • I can not wait for the day that I am no longer forced to root for this jack ass. Congrats on the Media Day pass. Make us lowly blogger scrubs proud.

  • The thing about the P is, however, that it’s backwards and looks more like a 9. DeShawn tried to explain, “No, if you’re standing where Dom’s standing and looking at me, it looks like a P.” Dominic McGuire was standing directly in front of him about 10 yards away, but it still looked like a 9. I think DeShawn meant to say, “when I look in the mirror it looks like a P.”

    Is it just me, or do I get the feeling that DeShawn got the backwards “P” because he thinks people looking at him face-to-face actually see it as a “P.” Like he thinks the reflection in the mirror is the way people see shit?

  • *smdh*

    Just giving Jay more ammo.

  • dissappointed

    this guy is a disgrace.

  • Stabmaster Arson

    Nice tat < oxymoron. Tatting the face and/or neck = MORON!

  • LJ

    The P is red- the Piru Bloods use that symbol all the time. No doubt its gang related. Isnt’ he the same guy that left a bar tab for some waitress last year and she had to pay it out of her paycheck?

  • neri

    Like Jim Rome said, he Inked The Linc, wow, I think Stevenson and Lil’ Wayne got a wager going on to see who can disgrace their family the most and HOW NOT TO ACT when you have more money than you deserve. What are those 5’s on his neck, is he trying to tell us that Abe is actually on the 5 dollar bill or is that he combined I.Q (10). this guy makes Adam “Pac-Man” Jones look like the Mother Theresa. Obama said, “We need more engineers and doctors than athletes, this is why he said it.

  • Haters take it easy. He hasn’t done anything that’s never been done before. Self expression is the best expression. You can live like a sheep or be a Shepard its your choice. Personally I wouldn’t put a tat on my face period, but what D-Steve does to his body is up to him. Ppl have done more and attracted less He’s an Athlete not a Role-Model. Understand the whole life of a person before you judge there actions. I know where he came from and to see where he’s @ is amazing. He takes care of his family and stays out of politics that solid enough for me.

  • The Redskins suck
    The Nationals suck
    The Wizards suck
    and I’m black so NHL sucks
    might have to buy a Mystics jersey

  • MR

    Proof that rednecks come in all colors.

  • If you look at the location of his tats and how how they are inked, the message is clear – he is reppin the THUG Life. This is all about the giving props to the THUG life and representing certain “sets” or gangs. It would be advisable that the authorities put DeShawn on their surveillance list. He is most likely “frontin” for some type of gang. Between the guns in the locker room and the gambling, you’ve been WARNED!



  • Fan Of LeBron James

    Nice tattoos but Deshawn u dont have nice moves. I see why the Wizards cut #2 stevenson for #2 livingston and yall sorry wit him yall jus lost o i forgot u play dallas maericks #92 and guard u sorry bastard

  • john lopez

    he is a blood thats why he got the FIVE dollar bill on his neck and a P for piru on his face

  • John

    The self-loathing is extraordinary. What’s next? Plucking out all his eyebrows and eyelashes?

  • ReadMoreTattooLess

    “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it…” — Abraham Lincoln

    Quit deifying a tyrant because he did one REALLY GREAT and JUST thing…he locked up hundreds of NORTHERN newspapper people, had their newspapers seized and destroyed, he banished an Ohio Congressman, he implimented unConstitutional taxes to fund a TOTALLY avoidable war (no other Western nation, in the East or Wast himishperes, fought a Civil War over slavery, yet abolished it abruptly…no 650,000 Americans of all colors needed to die to fix what the Supremem Copurt of Cowards refused to).

    The Emancipation Proclamation NEVER freed slaves in territories the North controlled, it freed them in territories they DID NOT control, to use slave revolts as a tactic…the very tactic John Brown was hanged for right before the Civil War. It DID NOT free the slaves, it was a war tactic (and an illegal one at that, not that I’m against the tactic per se, but it is illegal). He could of, but didn’t, freed ALL the slaves in Northern controlled territories. He ON PURPOSE did not free those slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation is the most under-read document in history, next to maybe the Constitution itself (which Lincoln violated flippantly).

    This tatoo on his neck shows how much a college athlete’s education is worth…NOTHING.

    You tatooed a racist on your neck, good job.

    Try reading history and learning what really happened…instead of deifying men for doing less than courageous or moral things.

    Slavery and the treatment of African-Americans was WRONG. That doesn’t mean you should deify the tyranny of Lincoln to lay cover for the only thing he did that was right (free the slaves).

    If I kill someone to save your life, when I could of just knocked them out, I’m a murderer, not a hero. The fact I saved you is besides the historical fact I would be a murderer.

    The foolishness of people who deify Lincoln is astounding…and to get such a tatoo shows another athlete did little educating of themselves in school. Why not a John Brown tatto? He was a hero and a terrorist…but at least he didn’t EVER consider leaving blacks slaves.

    This is just sad, and emblematic of our countries education system, and our government’s lies perpetuated by STATE schools (STATE schools have a vested interest in deifying statists).

    “I am not now, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social or political equality of the white and black races. I am not now nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor of intermarriages with white people. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the two races living together on social or political equality. There must be a position of superior and inferior, and I am in favor of assigning the superior position to the white man.” — Abraham Lincoln

    “…whatever negroes can be got to do as soldiers, leaves just so much less for white soldiers to do…” — Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln was a racist, white supremecist, statist, tyrant.

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