Celtics' Sullinger promises to stay tattoo-free

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Celtics' Sullinger promises to stay tattoo-free

Jason Terry inked a championship-inspired Boston Celtics logo on his arm this summer. Kevin Garnett also got new artwork while in Canada.

Tattoos are a popular form of expression among professional athletes. But dont expect Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger to join the trend.

Sullinger, 20, has vowed to stay tattoo-free. He made the promise to someone he wouldnt dare cross.

No tattoos, he recently told CSNNE.com. I promised my mother. You know if you break a promise, youre not going to be living for the next days (laughs). I want to live as long as I can, so Im not going to break that promise.

Thats not the only promise Sullinger, the youngest of three brothers, made to his mother, Barbara.

The ink he wants to show her will be on his college diploma. Sullinger left Ohio State after his sophomore year and plans to complete his degree online. He took one course this summer while preparing to start his NBA career.

I want my degree in sports management, Sullinger said. I go back to school because I promised my mother I would finish. Again, you know how that goes with mothers. You promise, you better fulfill.

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