Every Alabama football player got a set of rings after winning the national championship. Only a couple decided to get a tattoo as well.
Offensive tackle Matt Womack had the logo for the 2018 national championship game tattooed on his bicep. It was four days after the national championship game when he walked into a tattoo parlor and told them what he wanted.
“Me and Damien (Harris) were like ‘We’re going to get this tattoo together.’ He didn’t go through with it but I did,” Womack said. “I didn’t have an appointment, I just showed up and was like ‘This is what I want.’ It’s a simple tattoo.”
Harris didn’t dispute that, but said there’s more to it than that. He has other tattoos but decided not to get one.
“There’s another side to that story,” Harris said. “I did ultimately say I would do that and yes, I did back out of it.”
Womack said walk-on Houston Needham also got a tattoo to commemorate the most recent national championship, though they didn’t have them inked together. Needham’s is on his leg.
Womack was part of Alabama’s 2015 national championship team, but redshirted that season. Harris played on that team. Senior offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher was a starter on the 2015 national championship team. He said he’s considered getting a tattoo celebrating Alabama’s national championships but didn’t want to do it in the middle of his career.
“Maybe after I was done playing, there was the thought of having however many championships we won, setting that up,” Pierschbacher said. “But no, I wasn’t going to get one at a time.”