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Royals Outfielder Gets Self-Portrait Tattoo

Baseball players get baseball-themed tattoos.

That’s a no-brainer.

Some go low-key and simply get the MLB logo inked on their person. Others, like Paulo Orlando…they go all out and opt to get a little more personal.

“I just want to make something about baseball and my career and my life,” the Kansas City Royals outfielder said. “I think about making (at tattoo with) the trophy, the (World Series) championship.”

Suffice it to say, Orlando’s mind was changed.

Quase Pronto! Com @eldontattoo aqui na 😬

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Prior to heading to Spring Training, Brazilian triples machine (dude hit five in his first seven games last season) got a gigantic self-portrait commemorating his big league debut etched into his back.

And, yes, you’re right…it does look like it was probably painful.

Shawn Anderson

About Shawn Anderson

Shawn Anderson is that guy who, instead of sitting there talking about the game going on around him, is talking wise about the history of baseball. He believes baseball figures such as Tommy John, Harold Baines, Ron Guidry and Billy Martin deserve their own plaque somewhere if not in Cooperstown. You can follow him on Twitter at @HOVG.