The Super Bowl is long over, but everyone is still talking about Maroon 5's controversial half-time show. In particular, people can not overcome the body art that singer Adam Levine revealed when he removed his infamous tank top. (A complete collapse of Adam's tattoos shows he has nearly 20.) There are many, many symbols, images, and words that are permanently carved into his arms, hands, chest, and back – but it's Levine's torso ink, the fans are the most buzzing.
The Los Angeles native etched "California" in large letters just above his belly button. Levine added the word soon after tattooing his city's name on his biceps, which he described People as a "simple case of homeland love". Assuming that the "California" ink is another allusion to its roots, fans were inspired to pay tribute to their own homelands.
Men across the country stripped off their shirts, drying their sharpie markers while tracking Levine's most notable tattoo. Boys of all ages and body types have drawn the name of their state across their tummy and shared the photos of their creations online to enjoy the Maroon 5 frontman. The Internet was quickly noticed and soon an entire Facebook page called "Real Men in America" was created to receive a tribute shirtless from any state.
Here are some of our favorites:
Levine said it himself: you have to represent it with a "badge of pride" where you're from, and these people make it.