Dodgers' Slugger Matt Kemp Shows off Amazing Tattoo Honoring Grandparents

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 16, 2013

Photo Credit: Matt Kemp Instagram
Photo Credit: Matt Kemp Instagram

Matt Kemp loves his grandparents so much that he dedicated nearly his entire chest to an amazingly detailed tattoo in their honor. 

The Dodgers' five-tool player will be eager to get back on the field after an injury-plagued season. He will embark on the 2013 campaign, and every single one after that, wearing a picture of his grandparents. 

The 28-year old tweeted this message out along with an Instagram link to an image posted below.

If it wasn't for my grandparents I wouldn't b where I'm at 2day! #RIP #PaPa @juncha

— Matt Kemp (@TheRealMattKemp) January 13, 2013


That is a wonderful and amazingly crafted tattoo done by Jun Cha, a tattoo artist who has more work on display at his website

The image is of the MLB star's grandma and his grandfather who passed away, both of whom will forever be a part of Kemp. For that, and that alone, we love the tattoo. 

We have seen some awful displays of skin art in our day and this is the polar opposite of disaster. That's not to say there aren't some inconveniences that come in tandem with this kind of tat. 

Again, we love the sketch and absolutely applaud Kemp on his getting it done. Still, there are some, um, issues. 

It's the same issue raised by NBC Sports' Craig Calcaterra and this tweet from a female fan.

@therealmattkemp That's gonna be an awkward view for a woman when you're...... LOL

— Alli. (@AlliApplebum) January 13, 2013

When you are getting in the mood, the last thing you would do is bust out the family photo album and talk about the amazing grandparents you had growing up. 

I won't call this a deal breaker because it's really an awesome display of love from the baseball star. However, it might serve to be rather awkward at the most sensitive of times. 

Oh, and Matt Kemp better continue to shave his chest or grandma is going to start looking like James Harden. 

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