updated 04/02/2013 AT 9:35 AM ET
•originally published 04/02/2013 AT 3:30 PM ET
Karina Smirnoff and Jacoby Jones are getting to know each other’s bodies very well.
The pair have spent hours clutching one another as they rehearse for Dancing with the Stars. And, in particular, they appear to have spent hours more analyzing Jones’s torso – which he bared Monday during the couple’s impressive 24-point rumba.
“He took the shirt off [in rehearsal], and I was like, ‘Hello! Let’s investigate! What are these?!’ ” Smirnoff told PEOPLE after Monday’s show, as the Super Bowl champion stripped down once again to reveal the dozens of tattoos emblazoned on his body.