While an online debate as to the authenticity of the ink (many believed they were fake) raged on, Tigers beat reporter Steve Kornacki went right to the source.
Pretty heavy work to have done in a 27-hour span between ball games, but then again, Inge suffered through 119 losses in 2003. After that, everything else is a cakewalk.Inge had the under side of both forearms tattooed with the names of his young sons while the Tigers stayed in San Francisco over the weekend to play the Oakland A's.
He has Chase on his left arm, and Tyler on his right arm.
"This guy does tattoos for a lot of major league players and drew them up for me the last time we were in town," Inge said. "He said to sit on it and think about it, and I just loved it the more I looked at it. It's a real unique cursive style.
"My wife loves it, and it's for my two boys. I'm very happy about it. The stereotype about tattoos drives me nuts, but don't judge me by this. These are very special to me."
*Nice work on the screen-grab by Detroit4Lfye.