Green Bay Packer cornerback, Sam Shields is sporting his Super Bowl ring on a whole different part of his body....than his finger.

I have tattoos, and know what it feels like to have one inked....I can't imagine getting one, especially of this size where Sam got his!

HIS NECK!!!!  The spirit moved him while in Miami last week, and get this....he brought the ring to the tattoo shop so the artist could draw the exact replica on his neck.  That alone took 3 hours,

The Super Bowl ring has 109 diamonds in it, but his tattoo  has only 60 because some of the diamonds are too small to put in the tattoo.

info via:  TMZ