03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Denver Nuggets' Tattoos: Which Nuggets Have The Freshest Ink? (VOTE)

Expectations will be sky-high when the Nuggets open the season on Wednesday at Utah. Coming off an unprecedented playoff run, the Nuggets will return almost every contributor off of last year's roster.

In a tough Western conference, we're not about to start making predictions. Regardless of whether the Nuggets repeat last year's exciting run, however, they look poised to recapture their long-standing title of "most-tattooed" NBA team.

The distinction has not always been a favorable one for the Nuggets. Carmelo Anthony credits the team's tattoos for earning them the moniker, "The Denver Thug-gets."

Despite any negative connotations, the Nuggets show no sign of cutting down on the body art--although the addition of Arron Afflalo, who seems to lack any visible tats, tempers things a bit.

We've compiled a slide show of past and present Nuggets' tattoos. VOTE FOR THE BEST!

Nuggets Tattoos--Beauties Or Beasts?
Nuggets Tattoos--Beauties Or Beasts?

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