Check out these ridiculously good tattoos of sports stars by a New Zealand artist


New Zealand tattoo artist Steve Butcher has set the bar extremely high when it comes to inking sport stars from around the world.

Butcher's artwork is amazingly detailed and he has started to gain a worldwide reputation, especially for his work drawing NBA stars such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

Butcher has recently been in North America showing off his skills and last week posted a picture of a tattoo he recently completed, which he said on a Facebook post took him 14 hours.

The tattoo is of former Miami Heat guard Ray Allen's iconic last-gasp three-pointer which denied San Antonio from winning the NBA title in 2013.

Butcher admits he has a bit of an NBA fetish, and when you can draw like this why not...

He does not just ink basketballers, with the Kiwi detailing other superstar sportsmen such as Muhammad Ali and snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

They are pretty unbelievable, although this one still might just be our favourite.