Best, Worst New York Yankees Tattoos
The Babe would be proud (and also sad.)
By: Athlon Editorial | 3/31/11, 8:00 AM EDT
New York Yankees Tattoos1 of 14
This Yanks tattoo would fall in the "Best" category. It would also fall in the "Oh My God, What Have You Done To Your Back?" category.
JR Smith Is A Yankees Fan2 of 14
Notorious basketball player J.R. Smith is clearly a big Yankees fan. For a second, I also thought he was the world's biggest Nick Swisher fan. (But he's actually just a fan of swishing the ball.)
Chest Bump, Anyone?3 of 14
Someone may want to spend a little more time on push-ups than skin ink.
A Subtle Beantown Beatdown4 of 14
If you look closely you can see that the gum the Red Sox player is stepping on is a Yankees logo. But this is a cop out. If you're going to go to the effort of getting an anti-Yankees tattoo, you don't want people to think you just hate gum.
Let Me Guess, Yankees Fan?5 of 14
The problem with getting tattoos of living players is what happens if it comes out that Mariano Rivera eats children or Derek Jeter is a cross dresser. Then you're stuck with a child-eating cross-dresser on your back. My advice: only get tattoos of dead people.
Joe DiMaggio Lives On6 of 14
I bet whenever this guy hears the song Mrs. Robinson, he answers the line "Joltin' Joe where have you gone?" with "He's right here on my calf."
The Chosen One!7 of 14
This little guy has either the world's greatest birth mark or is the only person to actually be born a Yankee fan. I'm going with both options.*
*Yes, we know this is fake.
Marilyn Monroe Yankees Tattoo8 of 14
Who is impressed by this? Your wife? No. Your friends? I hope not? Your cell mate who gave it to you? Probably.
The Face of the Franchise9 of 14
I think this image is pretty self-explanatory. Let's just move on.
Back For More10 of 14
Now that the back's full, does he put Jeter and Rivera on his ass or do they go on his stomach? This man has some big decisions ahead of him.
Throwing Fireballs11 of 14
This would be ironic if Yankee Stadium burned down. Just sayin'.
Shouldering The Load12 of 14
I'm guessing this photo was also accompanied by the words, "Sir, why have you taken your shirt off in the trophy room?"
The Truest Yankees Tattoo Of All13 of 14
Finally, the one true New York Yankees tattoo.
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The New York Yankees are a hallowed baseball franchise. Which means they have a lot of fans. Some of those fans like to commemorate their love of the Bronx Bombers by getting a tattoo. Some of those fans have money to pay for proper, high-quality work. Some of them, apparently, don't. Here are a few of the high and disturbingly permanent lows of New York Yankees tattoos.
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