The above photo of Kat Steward and her University of Kansas back tattoo is on the front page of ESPN.com. Steward, of Overland Park, clearly has mad love for the Jayhawks.
ESPN's Pat Forde gives us the background on Steward, whose first word was "Jayhawks." Her Facebook page shows off the tat -- a mural of Allen Fieldhouse, Jay the Jayhawk, a 2008 National Championship banner and the familiar "Rock Chalk Jayhawk" refrain -- as well as photos of Steward with former player Sherron Collins and coach Bill Self.
It's not a new tat. She's had it since 2007 (getting it at the Wichita
tattoo shop Elektrik Chair Salon during 15 hours of sessions).
"I don't need to buy KU shirts," she told Forde. "I have it on my skin."
I guess that is cheaper. The 30-year-old's parents weren't exactly fans of the idea of their daughter getting inked for life.
"He's never been a tattoo fan -- at all," Steward said of her father. "I
told him, 'I blame you for getting me obsessed with the Jayhawks.' Now
he shows it off."
Doubt she ever dates a Missouri Tiger or Kansas State Wildcat.