The passion of hockey fans is legendary, but everyone knows that wild enthusiasm and permanent ink can be an explosive and regrettable combination. While some emerge with tattoos that are worth cutting the sleeves off their game day jerseys in order to show off, others get five minutes and a game misconduct for flagrant crimes against the sport, good taste and logo designers everywhere.
This guy hates the Detroit Red Wings more than he loves his own team, and that is what fandom is all about. And anyone can deface a team's logo, but it takes a special hater to attack a team's traditions (Wings fans chuck octopi on the ice as a lucky charm).
Everyone knows that hockey is Canada's game, and we just lease it. This guy isn't about to let you forget that.
Why would someone paint their flesh with an image of The Simpsons' Milhouse forced to play goal against his will? Why wouldn't someone?
See? No need to get gaudy. This subtle tribute to the NHL's all-time greatest player says it all with a few lines and a very well-known number.
Where to begin? This hybrid New Jersey Devils/New York Yankees tat violates the very laws of nature. Mixing sports and mixing geographic rivals? That's like stuffing a burrito with pancakes and baba ghanoush.
Congratulations, you've made the word's worst "Buffalo wings" joke. On your body. Forever.
Yeah, that's a portrait of the Pittsburgh Penguins' Max Talbot shushing the Philadelphia Flyers' crowd after a fight during the 2009 playoffs. It's an odd moment to want to own forever, especially since Talbot now plays for Philadelphia (whoops).
The most non-committal hockey tattoo of all time. The owner claims it's a tribute to the San Jose Sharks, but it bares such little resemblance to any of the Sharks' logos that it could just as easily be a tribute to "Jaws."