30 MLB Tattoos For 30 MLB Teams

The Orioles are undefeated, the Royals lead the AL Central and the Mets have pulled even with the Phillies atop the NL East. But it’s only one week into a long baseball season and things change quickly. Or maybe the O’s will go 162-0 and meet the Nationals in the World Series and Congress will shut down for the entire month of October to watch (the last part is plausible). But that’s unlikely. The standings will shuffle and teams like the defending champion Giants (currently 1-4) and the Red Sox (0-4) will wake from their winter slumber.

But unlike the standings, tattoos are permanent (well, the Pittsburgh Pirates at the bottom of the standings is permanent too). A team tattoo is like the love of a good fan–it never fades, it sticks around through the good times and the bad, and if not treated properly it can lead to infection. Let’s get to the photos.

Below are tattoos for every Major League Baseball team (with one minor exception), in order of the standings as of April 6, 2011.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

EAST

Baltimore Orioles

Toronto Blue Jays

New York Yankees

Boston Red Sox

Tampa Bay Rays

We honestly couldn’t find a Rays tattoo. In its place, we thought you would enjoy this Rays DJ cat. Contact us if you would like to send in an image of a Rays tattoo for inclusion.

CENTRAL

Kansas City Royals

Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Indians

Minnesota Twins

Detroit Tigers

WEST

Texas Rangers

Seattle Mariners

Los Angeles Angels

Oakland Athletics

NATIONAL LEAGUE

EAST

New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies

Atlanta Braves

Florida Marlins

Washington Nationals

CENTRAL

Cincinnati Reds

Pittsburgh Pirates

Chicago Cubs

St. Louis Cardinals

Milwaukee Brewers

Houston Astros

WEST

San Diego Padres

Colorado Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers

Arizona Diamondbacks

San Francisco Giants

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