In our #TattooTuesday series we scour fandom to highlight the most-impressive tattoos celebrating a particular team from one of the big-five sports — baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer.
Few acts show one’s commitment to a particular sports team as getting a tattoo of their logo or one of the franchise’s star players. This week we head to Southern California to look at the best-of-the-best Dodgers fans’ ink from Los Angeles and beyond.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS TATTOOS
This intrepid member of the Dodgers faithful, proudly wore his Vin Scully tat into enemy territory. What follows are some of best tattoos proving each recipient’s diehard allegiance to the BoSox.
DODGERS GHOST TATTOO
The significance of this Dodgers ghost tattoo isn’t important, because it looks rad regardless. It’s the creative work of spook specialist Johnny Vampotna from Thunderbird Tattoo LA.
DODGERS PINUP TATTOOS
Lest you are unclear what team this Betty Boop tattoo wearer supports, LA appears thrice — on her cap, her uniform and upon the heart-shaped baseball she is perched atop.
Nothing says tattoo like a pinup girl. This leggy Dodgers batter would undoubtedly rack up walks by distracting pitchers with her skant attire.
Cisco Kid Ink rendered this nearly photorealistic pinup featuring the most minimalistic uniform of all.
LOS ANGELES SKYLINE
This classic tattoo has the stylized LA of the Dodgers flying high above the Los Angeles skyline. If you want want like it book an appointment with Juan Garcia at Lost in Time Tattoo in Riverside.
CALIFORNIA SLEEVE TATTOO
This California Sleeve by Brent Olson at Art Junkies in Victorville, colorfully portrays the Golden State complete with a couple of Dodgers Stadium tickets to the 1986 World Series.
Given the fact the Dodgers play in Walt Disney’s neck of the woods, it should come as no surprise that some tattoos combine the two influences — like the one above featuring Minnie and Mickey Mouse at the ballpark…
…or this one which imagines Chip (or is it Dale?) as a Dodgers fan.
Justin Turner’s 3-run walk-off homer which gave the Dodgers a 2-0 2017 NLCS lead, is immortalized in ink on one super fan’s arm.
Anyone who followed the 2008 season will recall Manny Ramirez transforming Hollywood into Mannywood after being traded to the Dodgers from the Boston Red Sox on July 31. At 36 years of age, he finished the season by batting .396 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI in just 53 games.
Our final tattoo features not one, but two Dodgers icons in the form of longtime manager Tommy Lasorda, and Mexican screwballer Fernando Valenzuela.