Chris Andersen: Before and after tattoos

The Miami Heat uncovered a gem when they signed forward Chris Andersen to a 10-day contract on Jan. 20. He eventually signed a second 10-day deal and was signed for the rest of the season on Feb. 8.

Andersen is averaging 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 13.2 minutes with Miami, but his energy and rebounding is not all he brings to the Heat. He is, beyond a doubt, the most colorful player on the roster.

No, not in a joking manner — though he did lead the Heat’s “Harlem Shake” rendition — but in the literal sense. Andersen’s tattoos on his arms and torso are the first things you notice about him, though that wasn’t always the case.

Check out the difference between Andersen as a D-Leaguer with the Fayetteville Patriots and how he looks now.