Medals aren't the only accessories Olympians are sporting these days. We've seen some seriously cool manicures and nail art since the Rio Games began and now, we have another stylish aspect to look for: tattoos.
As athletes, their bodies may be their most important instrument, but that doesn't mean they can't add some art with inspiring ink. Here are 17 gold medal-worthy tattoos we've spotted in Rio.
1. Becky Downie, Great Britain, gymnastics
Who says your ankles can't be accessorized while on the balance beam? There seems to be no better way to show off your Olympic rings.
Downie even tweeted a close up of her newly tatted ankle to commemorate the opening of the games.
"Little bit of yesterday," she captioned the photo.
2. Alice Mizzau, Italy, swimming
When Italian swimmer Alice Mizzau announced that she'd be returning to the games this year, she shared an Instagram photo of her Olympic rings, writing, "Conquistato il Pass per la mia seconda Olimpiade! ❤️ 4x200, si continua a lavorare per il passo successivo! ?? "
Translated into English, that means, "Conquered the Pass for my second Olympic Games! 4x200. We continue to work for the next step!"
3. Cao Shuo, China, track and field
Cao Shuo, a Chinese track-and-field athlete who specializes in the triple jump, proudly wears an inspiring quote across his back that reads, "Nothing is impossible for a willing heart."
4. Dana Vollmer, United States, swimming
The rings are back again ... this time, they're actually on someone's back.
Four-time gold medalist (and new mother) Dana Vollmer lets her Olympic rings peak out from the back of her Team USA swimsuit while congratulating her teammates in Rio.
5. Federica Pellegrini, Italy, swimming
The 28 year-old Italian gold medalist has a total of nine tattoos, but one of her most noticeable is that of a skull on her right arm, just below her elbow.
6. Inika McPherson, United States, track and field
Texas-bred all-star Inika McPherson has a whopping total of 27 tattoos and is always easy to spot on the high jump.
While the word "Bella" written across the front of her neck is a sweet sentiment, she said her personal favorite is the hummingbird on the back of her neck that that really make her the fly-est of all high jumpers.
She told SPIKES that the bird represents the message that, “Life moves on, and you should look forward to the future.”
7. Irina Sazonova, Iceland, gymnastics
We're loving Russian-born gymnast Irina Sazonova's ultra-inspiring Rio tattoo. It's the perfect surprise underneath her adorable ponytail.
8. Jessica Quintino, Brazil, handball
Brazilian handball player Jessica Quintino loves showing off her precious tattoo of Mickey and Minnie Mouse on the back of her bicep — and we don't blame her! This may take the gold for cutest tattoo of them all.
9. Kerri Walsh Jennings, United States, beach volleyball
It's "to infinity and beyond" for beach volleyball phenom and three-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings. The most decorated beach volleyball player in Olympic history has an infinity symbol just above her bikini line.
10. Khatuna Lorig, United States, archery
So many Olympic rings, so little time.
Team USA archer Khatuna Lorig's skills are straight out of the "Hunger Games" (she did teach Jennifer Lawrence the sport, after all), and her tattoo of the rings on her forearm captures her true Olympic spirit. Since 1992, she has represented various countries in the games including the United States and Georgia.
11. Luisa Peters, Cook Islands, weightlifting
Luisa Peters is one fierce weightlifter, and the Olympic rings on her impressive biceps are no joke.
12. Missy Franklin, United States, swimming
One of America's favorite swimmers, Missy Franklin, finally got to show off her Olympic rings in this year's games.
Now 20 years-old, Franklin was made an exception when she got inked back in 2012 at just 16 years old (the age requirement was 18, even with parental permission).
We dug up this tweet from four years ago, where an excited Franklin shows off her new (and permanent) declaration of love for her sport.
13. Monika Brzostek, Poland, beach volleyball
Brzostek chose one of the most beloved sayings of all time — reminding us to seize the day both on and off the court. Talk about 24/7 motivation!
14. Salwan Jasim Abbood, Iraq, weightlifting
If this photo isn't proof that Abbood is worthy of the Olympic rings and barbells tattooed on his mega-strong bicep, we don't know what is.
15. Serena Williams, United States, tennis
This super cute heart tattoo on the back of Serena Williams' neck deserves some serious LOVE. (See what we did there?)
16. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, tennis
Kuznetsova's tattoo proves that she means business on the court. The ink across her bicep reads, "Pain doesn't kill me, I kill the pain."
Consider us officially intimidated.
17. Vanessa Ferrari, Gymnast, Italy
Ferrari, generally considered to be the best Italian gymnast of all time after securing the all-around gold 10 years ago at the 2006 World Championships, pays tribute to her craft with a set of rings on the back of her neck. Rio may have been her last international competition, but her Olympic spirit is forever immortalized.