What’s that on her shoulder?!

We’ve been watching the Olympics, on and off, for the past three or four days. There’s been these moments when I see one of the USA’s woman’s volleyball team and she’s got this weird black…”thing” all over her right shoulder:

You see it on her right shoulder?! Pictures are hard to find on the ‘Net… From the front:


See it?!!

Most folks out there are asking about her “tatoo”, mistaking the markings as some elaborate skin-art thing.

From a photo blogger’s website entitled: “Photos of George W Bush “Drunk as a Monkey” at the Olympics“, I found this photo:


Here’s a photo that has nothing to do with my topic at hand – but I think it’s worth looking at anyway. Hail the “Leader of the Free World”!! …Drunk again!!

Good looking black man molesting Bush’s hairy man-boob there… Laura Bush, a.k.a. “The Xanax Queen”, getting the hell out of the way… It looks like she’s got that thought: “It’s time for a Misty May-Treanor Menthol light…Now get the Hell out of my way!!

Anyway! The black markings on Kerri Walsh’s shoulder isn’t a tatoo at all! As a matter of fact, it’s medical tape that was developed in Japan called “kinesio tape”.

Apparently, Ms. Walsh had surgery performed on her rotator-cup some time ago. The tape, a cloth-based adhesive, increases circulation and improves muscle performance that are on the mend.

From Mike’s World:

It’s called Kinesio-taping and is usually applied by therapists, not physicians…it’s pretty much voodoo, but some people get some benefits from it.

That is Kinesio Tape, developed in Japan for elastic support of muscles to allow muscles to relax and keep them from spasming. This tape also acts as a support. It is used in conjunction with the anatomy of the muscle and the use of the muscle that needs support.

I had a bad ankle strain last year and my chiro (who uses lots of acupressure techniques) wrapped it with a very light cloth tape and believe me it made such a difference for being something that didn’t feel like anything at all. There’s gotta be a psychological componet to this as well. ie. it “feels” better.”

Personally, I think it’s kind cool! Blues, greens, GLBT Rainbow Flag colors! There are hundreds of great ideas to do with that tape!! To hell with tatoos! Let’s say; A bald eagle wings spread open on printed Kinesio Tape stretched across my shoulders! That would be beautiful! Then, when after I got home after going out shirtless at the local Leather Man’s Night Out at the Eagle on Washington Avenue, all I have to do is rip that shit off and…WHAM!! … I’ve removed the hair from half my back.

It would hurt like hell for a while I suppose. But my muscles would be relaxed and my circulation couldn’t be better!

Hrmm… Wait! It improves circulation?! Do you think the Japanese have discovered an adhesive tape that would replace Viagra?!?!??!?

…Just sayin’.

3 Responses

  1. That’s tape helping a shoulder injury, put there by a doctor!

  2. That tape actually works wonders! Alot of people have been wondering about it too…I am a professional dancer and use it myself. If you’re looking to buy some you should check out hpms.com they sell it for the cheapest price.

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