Bodies We Want 2009

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Natasha Kai

Photograph By Danielle Levitt for ESPN The Magazine

Why we chose her: Plenty of ink has been spilled on the skin of athletes, but rarely on someone like this. Take it from a pro: "I've seen a lot of women get criticized for being this fit, as if that somehow took away from their femininity. But Natasha's body kicks ass because she works incredibly hard at it. Since I'm constantly giving tattoos, I've become something of an expert on bodies, and I can tell you that hers is a work of art. It's perfectly symmetrical, it's sculpted, and it's the ultimate expression of the confident woman she is." --Kat Von D, Tattoo Artist