August 14, 2008
You might remember that last week I put out a call to finish my collection of MLB tattoos so that I could put together a full standings bracket.
Sadly, I received one response.
Luckily, the photo that Milwaukeean Brian Waldera sent me was of perhaps one of the coolest baseball tats I've seen ... the retro-Brewers logo inside the Grateful Dead logo in a huge arm design.
I got this tattoo about three years ago. I am a long-time Brewers fan from the days of the ball-and-glove logo and also a big fan of the Dead.
I took the idea of putting the ball-and-glove with the Dead from all the lot shirts I saw with things that people loved inside the Steal Your Face logo. A guy here in Milwaukee did the artwork and I must say he did a spectacular job. I'm thinking about getting another one from him ... Maybe I can come up with one for the Packers?
I get tons of compliments on it and love to show it off. Even people who aren't fans of the Dead seem to like it although i don't think they understand the concept of it.
Anyway, I'd like to thank Brian for sending that in. Let his willingness to share be another call to send in your diamond-inspired ink. If you have a cool design that you'd like to show off here on the Stew, email a picture at email@example.com.
Tattoo logos I'm still missing (though I'll welcome any team, even if I already have 'em):Rays, Marlins, Angels, Mariners, Giants, Padres, Twins, Reds,
Royals, Rangers, Rockies, Pirates, Orioles,
Brewers and Blue Jays.