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J.R. Smith's first tattoo was of him dunking

J.R. Smith's story about his first tattoo is pretty great.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

J.R. Smith has always been a character, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that his first tattoo is bit off the wall. ,

In a interview with VICE Sports, Smith revealed that he got his first tattoo when he was 16 and it's of him dunking. Seriously.

Here's the full story:

J.R.: When I got my first tat I was 16.

Interviewer: How did your mom react?

J.R.: She took me to go get it. It's a picture of me dunking. Well, it was a picture of Vince Carter dunking and I just changed the number and put my name on the back.

In the full video below, Smith talks playing with both Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, his reaction to being traded to the Cavs and more.