The tattoo, not unlike marriage, religion or gangs, is a major commitment that has the potential to haunt you forever. Although a tattoo that immortalizes your favorite team or player can quickly go from "great idea" to "regrettable," it's nothing on par with having your ex's name or a naked succubus riding a flaming dragon.
But, a sports tattoo is not something to take for granted either; the decision is rife with pitfalls that could be more catastrophic than deciding which player's jersey to buy.
Your Pittsburgh Penguins Maxime Talbot jersey can be burned and replaced—and while the wasted cash is a shame—it will never, ever evoke the white hot regret that a poorly rendered Max Talbot face etched somewhere on your body will.
That doesn't mean that seeing insane sports tattoos on other people isn't great—their regret (or pride) is our gain. And the combination of blind devotion and inebriation that often inspires fans to make impulsive decisions is the perfect formula for a tattoo that can stop traffic.
These are the craziest fan tattoos in sports.