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 the Big Apple to look at the best-of-the-best Yankees fans’ ink from New York and beyond.
NEW YORK YANKEES TATTOOS
Nothing could be more authentic to the New York experience than getting a Yankees tattoo from an artist who looks like dead ringer for potential future-Knickerbocker Kyrie Irving. What follows are some of best tattoos proving each recipient’s diehard allegiance to the Bronx Bombers.
OWL DEW IT!
An owl wearing a Yankees cap while sipping Mountain Dew through a straw? Why the heck not!
A YANK IN BEANTOWN
Wearing a Yankees tattoo in Boston is akin to smoking atop an open gas tanker, but the fan pictured above does just that, caution be damned. The ink depicts two pinstriped icons that caused the Red Sox plenty of angst over the years — Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.
BABE RUTH BASEBALL
This classic tattoo skillfully renders the Bambino on the stitched cover of a baseball complete with Ruth’s signature.
BIG APPLE ICONS
This cleanly rendered tattoo has three of the Big Apple’s internationally recognized symbols anchored by the Yankees logo for an eminently wearable work of art.
We’re not sure why this fanged primate bedecked in a New York uniform is so upset. The Yankees have only won three-times more World Series titles than any other MLB club. Lighten up, monkey!
SKULL AND CROSSBATS
Here’s a blue tattoo that turns a skull and crossbones into a baseball skull with crossed bats complete with the Yankees insignia. Best of all, it was executed in Boston by an artist that claims residence in the Red Sox Nation.
YANKEE STADIUM GATE 4
The general public accesses Yankee Stadium’s Gate 4 entrance via East 161st Street, but this tattoo owner need only look in the mirror.