The Olympic spirit keeps gracing us with some wonderful tattoos. Our latest feature is this Italian stunner, Federica Pellegrini. She is quite a successful Olympic swimmer. She is participating in her third Olympic Games after having the won the Silver in the 200m Freestyle in Athens (2004) and upgrading to a Gold in Beijing (2008). She also has 12 more Gold medals in international competition between the World Championships and European Championships.
She also has a tremendous affinity for body art. At the current time, Federica has a total of 9 tattoos. The most recent one she got is said to be in an intimate area and not for public consumption. Fortunately, I have been able to find pictures of her other 8 tattoos.
The first to be shown is a prominently displayed phoenix running up the left side of her neck. I am generally not a fan of tattoos that are on the side or front of a person’s neck, but this design is very pretty, so I can make an exception 😉 [In other pictures, I see that she has this design imprinted on her bathing suit, too]:
Her second tattoo is the only one I really don’t like. It’s a morbid looking skull on her right arm, just below the elbow:
The next one is a very pretty floral design on the left side of her torso:
Her 4th and 5th tattoos are visible on her lower back. One is a tribal design running along her lower back. The other is an Italian phrase scripted above her right cheek:
Foot tattoos are becoming very common among women, and Federica is no different. She has a pretty feather design on her left foot:
Her final two tattoos (that are visible) are on her right leg. Around the ankle, she has what appears to be either a dragon or a phoenix. The other is the word “Balu” on the right heel:
Here are two additional pictures that show her ankle tattoo:
Here’s wishing Federica the best of luck in the 2012 London Games.
You can find out more about her here: