‘Get My A– Beat’: Miami Heat Star Jimmy Butler Reveals Why He Has No Tattoos

Published 01/20/2021, 11:07 PM EST
Jan 9, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) warms up before the game against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


The Chicago-born Jimmy Butler has a magnetic aura about him. He takes utmost pride in his roots and also remains unfiltered in his interviews. The reporters do not find him beating around the bush and this makes the Miami Heat forward likable for many.

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He is hot-headed on the court, but very much chilled off it. The world knows his love for Italian wines and also for country music. Jimmy is the proud owner of a chiseled physique, stylish low-cut fade haircut, and a pop icon’s fashion sense. But what does he still lack? Yeah, the tattoos.

Jimmy Butler and his ‘no tattoos’ policy

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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Jimmy Butler enters at the 67th NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron Vs. Team Stephen at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

The 5-time NBA All-star has everything but tattoos on his body. It is very rare in the NBA that a player carries no ink on his skin. Some other notable names are Klay Thompson (GSW), Joel Embiid (Sixers), Kyle Lowry (Raptors), and Nikola Jokic (Nuggets). So why is that Jimmy has no obsession with such a cool fashion symbol?

In a recent interview with GQ, Jimmy revealed, “I do not, I do not have any tattoos. I was told if I get tattoos, I will get my a** beat, truthfully. So I never got tattoos, I was also told if I wanted to get my ears pierced, then I had to be afford to wear real diamonds. So as soon as I afford to get to wear real diamonds, I went and got my ears pierced. No tattoos.”

The 6’7” forward player signed a 4-year $142 million contract with the Miami Heat in 2019. Now, affording any luxury is out of the question. Hence, it is more about a matter of choice and motivation for the NBA vet.

Will this Miami Heat man ever get inked? 

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Jan 9, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) dribbles up the court during the first half against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy G. Buckets and his girlfriend Kaitlin Nowak became parents to a cute Rylee in 2019. The NBA star takes great pride in being a father and shares a great love for his little daughter. He connected that love with chances of getting inked and further expressed, “I hope that I get my daughter’s name tattooed on me one day, but I highly doubt.”

On the court, Jimmy has always been a consistent performer and someone who joins mediocre teams to help them stretch for greatness. It’s true that he could not do the same with the Sixers and also that he had a tough time gelling up with the Timberwolves. But his run with Tommy Thibodeau’s Bulls and now with Erik Spoelstra’s Heat is worth counting.

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Whether or not he gets a tattoo is his personal choice, but we as fans would definitely like to see him getting an NBA ring. Won’t we?

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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