We've looked at baseball fan tattoos, but what about the players? As it turns out, basketball and football players aren't the only ones who are getting inked nowadays. Hardball has it's share of body art lovers too:
5. CC Sabathia
CC is a family family man, and those are the footprints of his children on his arm, which also reads "Truly blessed." Also, while the Yankees don't put player names on their uniform backs, but that's fine by CC who has created his own to wear underneath at all times.
4. John Rausch
The 6'11" pitcher has a lot of real estate to work with, and he makes use of a lot of it. The roman numerals on his back represent his wedding date, and the tattoo on his neck also symbolize his marriage with interlocking rings, which he got after the birth of his daughter. Like CC, Rausch is all about his loved ones.
3. CJ Wilson
The characters on his arm translate to "Poison Free," representing his Straight Edge beliefs. CJ follows the ethic of no alcohol or drugs for clarity of mind that grew out of the Hardcore music scene. The term "Straight Edge," first coined in a song by that name by the band Minor Threat is also tattooed down his right side.
2. Ryan Roberts
Ryan says he never meant to get so many tattoos, but he has become almost as famous for them as for his game. The Japanese symbols on his neck stand for "family" and from religious symbols to nautical stars and anything else, if he finds meaning it, it's probably on his body somewhere. The Diamondbacks even created a Ryan Roberts imitation tattoo sleeve giveaway promotion so fans could try on his ink for themselves!
1. Eric Hinske
We'll give Eric the top spot for his authentic Japanese Irezumi full back and sleeve design. Now that's commitment to your body art! After two seasons and $5,000 to complete, he's definitely earned it.
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