South Carolina Football: Gamecock and Tiger fans show off interesting tattoos

South Carolina football fans are extremely passionate about their favorite college football team. The same is true about Clemson football fans.

However, some very…interesting…? news came out on this week from both fanbases, and it had nothing to do with what actually happens on the field.

First, from Columbia, an excited South Carolina football fan got a familiar-looking tattoo. Inspired by the Gamecocks’ defeats of Texas A&M, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Clemson, a message board member from showed off his new “Beat Clemson” ink inspired by the gameday Beat Stickers handed out around Columbia before games.

*For those bothered by blood, maybe skip the image as the tattoo is fresh.

The tattoo wasn’t done particularly well, and it also isn’t even an exact copy of the Beat Stickers. The Beat Stickers have the Carolina block C with a Gamecock inside the C, while the tattoo does not. Obviously, that would be a difficult tattoo to execute (especially given the quality of the existing artwork), but it seems like an odd choice.

Never satisfied with being outdone by a Gamecock, a Clemson fan took her tattoo dedicated to the Tigers to a whole different level. The fan had a portrait of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney tattooed on her calf. The image depicts Swinney touching Howard’s Rock pregame.

Swinney must have liked the tattoo as he asked the woman to take a picture with it. She agreed to let Swinney take the photo on one condition: that he autograph her calf. Yes, you read that right. Swinney agreed, and now, the Clemson super fan has a tattoo of her head coach and his signature on her leg for the world to see. Complete normal behavior, right?

In the end, what people want to do with their own skin is their business, but if these tattoo choices prove anything, it’s that the Palmetto State has some outrageously dedicated football fans.