So by now you’ve heard about DeShawn Stevenson’s new tatoos, which he disgussed both on media day on Monday, and again on Tuesday. (editor’s note: it’s reportedly going to be a topic today on Jim Rome is Burning on ESPN)
I kept meaning to ask him about the Abraham Lincoln sandwiched by a pair of 5’s on his throat. So I grabbed him today and this is how it went…
MJ: So I know about the rest, but what’s the story to the ink on your throat?
D-Steve: Oh, yeah, it’s Abraham Lincoln.
MJ: Yeah, but what’s it’s meaning?
D-Steve: For slavery, ya know? Did away with it.
MJ: And how about the 5’s on each side? Because of the five-dollar bill?
D-Steve: Naw, I had to put the 5’s on each side because nobody could recognize Abe. They kept asking me who it was?
MJ: In real life? It looks just like him.
D-Steve: Yeah, I don’t get it either, man. They keep saying, ‘Who is that?’ So I put the 5’s on each side, so now they know who it is.
And there you have it. All I can say is, Only D-Steve.
(and here’s another look at Peter Lockley’s photo that features said Abe Lincoln tattoo, with the two fives)