In our #TattooTuesday series we will be scouring fandom to highlight the most-impressive tattoos celebrating a particular team from one of the big-five sports — hockey, basketball, baseball, football 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 California to look at the best-of-the-best San Jose Sharks fans’ ink from the Bay Area and beyond.
SAN JOSE SHARKS TATTOOS
Early in the 2018-19 season, San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane discussed the meaning behind his tattoos and tried to recognize current and former NHL players based off pictures of their ink during Tattoo Trivia. Unlike the designs featured in the above video, what follows are some of best tattoos explicitly showing the recipient’s diehard allegiance to the San Jose Sharks.
REALISTIC GREAT WHITE
While San Jose’s logo features a stylized shark, this fan when for the uber-realistic look in getting this Great White rendered on his forearm.
BAY AREA BITERS
This Sharks tattoo has a whole California-theme going on, with the state’s outline, Golden Gate Bridge and a ’63 Chevy Impala convertible complementing San Jose’s signature predator.
Sharks fan Brenda had her tattooist employ a more cartoony approach in his take on San Jose’s logo…
… while another fan went for accuracy with an added splash of Pacific Ocean water…
… and yet another added a SJ for the razor-toothed beast to swim through.
This colorful inking from Patrick Bostic Tattoos in San Jose, creates a Shark-Man that looks like it was ripped from the pages of a Marvel comic.
Lastly, Henry Wyatt from Inkies Tattoo Studio in Fremont takes the cake with this skull ensconced in a highly-detailed goalie’s helmet.