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Jason Terry's Tattoo Stays

By Jamie Aron
|  Monday, Jun 13, 2011  |  Updated 12:44 AM CDT
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Dallas Mavericks Jason Terry talks about winning the NBA Championship and keeping his tattoo of the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

Newy Scruggs and Matt Barrie, NBCDFW.com

Dallas Mavericks Jason Terry talks about winning the NBA Championship and keeping his tattoo of the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

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Jason Terry put his faith in these Dallas Mavericks in ink. On the inside of his right biceps.

With the Larry O'Brien Trophy coming home to Dallas, he'll get to keep his tattoo of the championship trophy -- plus have the real thing.

Terry had his title hopes injected into his arm in October, during a get-together at teammate DeShawn Stevenson's house. At the start of the playoffs, Terry vowed to have it removed if the Mavericks didn't win it all.

With the big win Sunday night, Terry is thankful he can avoid looking up the phone number of a tattoo removal expert.

"All I gotta do now is add the date," said Terry. "How sweet is that?"

Thanks largely to him regaining his shooting touch in that inked-up arm, Terry and the Mavs flew to Miami to win the championship for the first time in the franchise's 31 years.

For the record, Terry vowed late Thursday that the trophy tattoo "is my last one."

"I'm not ever getting another one," he said, smiling and tapping his biceps.

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