These are your hints:

1) Asness is currently a Marvel comic book collector, in addition to his duties at AQR Capital

2) As we know from Scott Patterson’s The Quants, as a teenager in on Long Island, Asness was “obsessed with little besides girls and comic books”

3) Also from The Quants, the following image: “Friday morning at AQR, August 10. Asness glanced pensively at a candy-colored array of Marvel superhero figurines lined up along his east-facing window. Spiderman. Captain America. The Hulk. Iron Man.”

4) In a new profile of Cliff out tomorrow in Bloomberg Markets magazine, the manager sits on his desk flanked by said dolls, in a full-page glossy photo.

Okay, give it your best shot.

If you answered “a shield of Captain America,” that’s right! Richard Teitelbaum, who wrote the Bloomberg story called “The Quant Who Won’t Shut Up,” discusses said tattoo in a podcast found here, shamefully admitting to not snapping a pic of the goods.

Comments (34)

  1. Posted by Guest | October 6, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    I “heart” Bess?

  2. Posted by P. Jiang | October 6, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    I have a tattoo in the shape of a marker — down low.

    - P. Jiang

  3. Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    Ahem- it would be “Beth”

  4. Posted by Guest | October 6, 2010 at 9:36 PM

    lindsay lohan

  5. Posted by Don't Ask Me How I Know | October 6, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Letter “A” on each asscheek

  6. Posted by Richard Cripples | October 6, 2010 at 9:39 PM

    A dolphin with a flower in its mouth, riding on the back of a unicorn jumping over a rainbow? It would be awesome to be identical tattoo twins with His Royal Asness.

  7. Posted by What | October 6, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    Wonder Woman’s vagina?

  8. Posted by indridcold | October 6, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Stan Lee’s bite marks

  9. Posted by CoveredLong | October 6, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    “Baby got Back-Scholes”

  10. Posted by Guest | October 6, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    a penguin with a top hat wearing a monocle and holding a cane and a bottle with XXX on it

  11. Posted by ShuckeyDuckey | October 6, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    Viscous animal liar?

  12. Posted by Ramstone | October 6, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    First Quadracep

  13. Posted by Dirk Diggler | October 6, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    He clearly has the CFA>MBA tatoo. And a Popeye-style anchor

  14. Posted by Dert | October 6, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    The letter “L” and a matching “L” on his right butt cheek.

  15. Posted by Anon | October 6, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Trampstamp that says “Assness”

  16. Posted by irish.curse | October 6, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    “Booth Sucks”

  17. Posted by PussyArms | October 6, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    On his right forearm, he has a tattoo of a big hairy sick pussy. On his left forearm, he has a tattoo of a much bigger hairy sick pussy.

  18. Posted by Rm45 | October 6, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    I like it in the (_._)

  19. Posted by Rm45 | October 6, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    I swallow

  20. Posted by PussyArms | October 7, 2010 at 12:24 AM

    Call Me!

  21. Posted by Weekend_Guest | October 7, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    Thug Life

  22. Posted by Beavis | October 7, 2010 at 1:59 AM

    An asness on his asness

  23. Posted by Guest | October 7, 2010 at 2:01 AM

    yes. like treacle.

  24. Posted by io | October 7, 2010 at 2:39 AM

    How is the pink scarf? Has he made any money yet?

  25. Posted by Denny Deckshoes | October 7, 2010 at 4:03 AM

    Tim Geithner, Bob Rubin and Alan Greenspan flipped into a lemon party.
    – Tattoo artist with a CFA

  26. Posted by Lon75w | October 7, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Maybe there was a dog but it was so skinny that when it turned sideways people couldn’t see it.

  27. Posted by Oipo | October 7, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    io, you mean Frazzini?

  28. Posted by Peace Tattoos | December 3, 2010 at 2:02 AM

    What color marker? haha.

  29. Posted by Another Former Lehman Quant | October 6, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    MOM

  30. Posted by Uninvited_Guest | October 6, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    Additional Parking in Rear

  31. Posted by Guest | October 6, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    I hear he is going to get a full body tattoo of himself but taller

  32. Posted by Guest | October 7, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    Choda Boy

  33. Posted by Laicee | September 25, 2011 at 5:35 AM

    Enligthneing the world, one helpful article at a time.

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