People are passionate about sneakers. No surprise there. Some folks, however, are more passionate than others. There's the kids who cop the latest Jordan Retros to stunt at school. Then, there are ardent collectors who mark their bodies with imagery inspired by Mark Smith's laser collage on the Jordan 20.

Sadly, when tattoos and sneakers mix the results are often disastrous. Case in point: The dude with the gigantic horizontal swoosh that lands first on Google image searches for "Nike tattoo." Thanks to mildly amusing finds like that, our expectations for ink that reflects a love of kicks are low. Yet, low and behold, some sneaker tattoos are actually not that bad. And some are actually even good. Don't believe us? Check the 25 examples below.