Fan Gets $10,000 Worth Of Baseball Tattoos
Where can you find Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Walter Johnson all pictured together? On the back of Mike McWain.
The 39-year-old Washington man has distinguished himself as one of baseball’s most ardent fans after spending about $10,000 on tattoos that have made him a walking billboard for the game’s history.
McWain tells the Tri-City Herald the project took about 180 hours over the course of a year.
There also are renditions of a catcher’s mask, an old-time mitt and the lights at Wrigley Field. The seams of a baseball provide the framing.
Down low on his back is Yankee Stadium, with scenes there of the retirement speeches of Ruth and Gehrig.
But here’s the most amazing thing about all of that needlework: “Believe it or not,” McWain said, “I hate the Yankees.”