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130+ Baseball Tattoo Ideas That Will Hit a Home Run

by Sherri Owens

From balls, bats, and gloves to team logos and baseball players, there are so many baseball tattoos for you to choose from!

My father is a big baseball fan so some of my favorite memories include cheering the Astros from the sidelines, with him by my side. It is also why I love designing baseball tattoos for my clients - I get to sit there and reminisce with them about the good old days.

In this post I will introduce you to the top baseball tattoo ideas and give you some insight into the kind of designs that you can get!

The Best Baseball Tattoos

Here are the top baseball tattoo designs that you can choose from:

Baseball Seam Stitch Tattoos

This is such a great baseball tattoo design, especially if you are looking for something unique yet simple!

For these kinds of baseball tattoos, you only get the stitching that you find on baseball seams. It is up to you to decide how realistic your baseball tattoo design is - you can choose the traditional red stitches or stick to the basic black.

Red Baseball Seam Stitch Wrist Band Tattoo

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Baseball Seam Stitch Wrist Band Tattoo

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There are a lot of different places that you can get this kind of baseball tattoo design. If you want to keep the concept similar to the seams you would find on a baseball, then your wrist, forearm, biceps, ankle will work.

At the same time, this is a really cool baseball tattoo to get to cover up a scar!

Baseball Seam Stitch with Script Inner Elbow Tattoo

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Black Baseball Seam Stitch Elbow Tattoo

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Red and Black Baseball Seam Stitch Elbow Tattoo

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Double Baseball Seam Stitch with Number 21 Knee Tattoo

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Baseball Seam Stitch Forearm Band Tattoo

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Baseball Seam Stitch Wedding Ring Finger Tattoo

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Baseball Seam Stitch as Number 13 Forearm Tattoo

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Baseball Seam Stitch with Date Elbow Tattoo

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Baseball Seam Stitch with Numbers Inner Biceps Tattoo

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Baseball Ball Tattoos

There is no better tattoo for baseball fans to get than an actual baseball! After all, it is a simple way for you to showcase your love of the game.

Colored Ripped Skin and Baseball Ball Tattoo

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Of course, this kind of baseball tattoo may not automatically be at the top of your list. This is because it can seem a little boring as far as sports tattoos go.

Grey Baseball Ball with Memorial Script Forearm Tattoo

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Well, I am here to tell you that there is absolutely nothing boring about this kind of baseball tattoo design.

Simple Baseball Tattoos

Of course, if you like, you can go ahead and get a run of the mill baseball as an arm tattoo or upper body tattoo. These can look really cool, especially if you decide to get a more realistic baseball tattoo design.

Grey Shaded Baseball Ball with Shadow Wrist Tattoo

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Grey Realistic Baseball Ball Inner Biceps Tattoo

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Baseball Ball with Red Stitches Chest Tattoo

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Black Arrow and Baseball Ball with Red Stitches Arm Tattoo

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Colored Realistic Baseball Ball Back Tattoo

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ECG and Baseball Ball Forearm Tattoo

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Red Peonies and Baseball Ball Leg Tattoo

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Sketched Baseball Ball with Red Stitches Forearm Tattoo

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Ripped Skin and Baseball Ball with MLB Logo Arm Tattoo

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Dots and Stitches as Baseball Ball Arm Tattoo

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Flying Baseball Tattoos

If this feels a little tame to you, though, there are plenty of other baseball tattoos for men and women for you to choose from.

One kind of baseball tattoo design for you to consider is the ball flying through the air. This is a great for you to recreate the thrill of the game - when the ball is in motion and no one knows where it is going to go!

Baseball Ball on Fire Forearm Tattoo

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Baseball Ball on Fire Hand Tattoo

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Flaming Boston Red Sox Baseball Ball Chest Tattoo

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Pitcher Breaks Glass with Baseball Ball Chest Tattoo

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Baseball Tattoos With Autographs

Another really cool idea is to get a baseball with the signatures of your favorite player or players. This is such a creative concept and allows you to also showcase your admiration for the top players in the league.

For these kinds of baseball tattoo designs, it is a good idea to look up the autographs of your favorite players so that your tattoo artist can recreate them perfectly. This can also help the baseball tattoo to look more realistic.

Baseball Ball with Autograph and Dates Arm Tattoo

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Baseball Ball with Autograph and Numbers Tattoo

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Grey Baseball Ball with Autograph Shoulder Tattoo

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Shaded Baseball Ball with Autograph Arm Tattoo

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Baseball Ball with Autograph Forearm Tattoo

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Grey Shaded Baseball Ball with Autograph Shoulder Tattoo

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The key to a good looking baseball tattoo for this kind of concept is to use ink that is close in color to a pen or marker.

Baseball Tattoos With Angel Wings

Do you want to honor or commemorate a loved one who introduced you to the game? Then a baseball with wings attached is a beautiful way to do this.

Now, you can keep this kind of tattoo simple with just the ball enveloped in wings or you can add other features like a halo.

Dates and Baseball Ball with Wings Arm Tattoo

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Name and Baseball Ball with Wings Shoulder Tattoo

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Colored Baseball Ball with Wings and Halo Arm Tattoo

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Lettering and Baseball Ball with Wings and Halo Arm Tattoo

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Baseball Ball with Wings and Halo Arm Tattoo

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Roses and Baseball Ball with Wings Shoulder Tattoo

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Want to add even more detail to your design? Well, then you can also add heavenly light around the ball and wings.

You may also want to add a few personal touches like names, dates, etc. Or, you can add elements that you associate with your loved one who passed away.

Baseball Bat Tattoos

The next logical idea for your baseball tattoo design is to have a baseball bat inked on you! The distinctiveness of a baseball bat means that it is an excellent option for a baseball fan who wants to proclaim their love of the game.

Realistic Baseball Bat Calf Muscle Tattoo

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Banner with Message and Baseball Bat Ribs Tattoo

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At the same time, this is a wonderful baseball tattoo for someone who plays or played the game. If you played baseball at any level at all and still enjoy partaking in games, then this is the perfect baseball tattoo for you.

Once again, there is no need for you to choose a boring baseball bat design. If you want, you can go for a simple or realistic baseball bat design.

Minimalistic Baseball Bat Hand Tattoo

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Shaded Baseball Bat with Ball Forearm Tattoo

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Poppy Flowers and Baseball Bat Forearm Tattoo

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If you would prefer to step things up, then you can make it look like the baseball bat is emerging from beneath your skin. This can be a really cool tattoo design for somebody who lives and breath baseball - it shows just how much this game is a part of you.

Ripped Skin and Baseball Bat Arm Tattoo

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Another idea would be to get one or two baseball bats in the traditional style. This is a classic baseball tattoo design that creates a vintage look for your ink. This kind of baseball tattoo works well if you want a throwback to the older days of baseball.

Red Flowers and Baseball Bat Arm Tattoo

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Violet Flowers and Crossed Baseball Bats with Script Tattoo

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Orange Flower and Crossed Baseball Bats with Ball Arm Tattoo

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Baseball Glove Tattoos

A tattoo with one or more baseball gloves can actually be a rather meaningful baseball tattoo design.

This is because the baseball usually depicts a relationship between son and father or another male role model.

Red Flower and Baseball Glove with Fruit Leg Tattoo

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Baseball Glove with Date Shoulder Tattoo

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Minimalistic Baseball Glove Elbow Tattoo

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So, getting a baseball glove tattoo is not only about your love for the ball game, but is also a reminder of all the happy memories that you had with a loved one.

It is because of this that such a baseball tattoo design works really well as a memorial design for someone who has passed.

Here are some of the baseball tattoos that you can check out for this kind of concept:

Brown Baseball Glove with Team Logo Inner Biceps Tattoo

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Shaded Memorial Baseball Glove Shoulder Tattoo

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Shaded Baseball Glove Forearm Tattoo

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Shaded Baseball Glove with Roman Numbers Arm Tattoo

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Shaded Baseball Glove with Number 44 Arm Tattoo

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Shaded Baseball Glove with Lettering Arm Tattoo

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Sports Equipment Tattoos

Can't figure out whether you want to get the ball, the gloves, or the bat? Well, there really is no need to choose - you can get all the equipment included in your body art!

Once again, this can make for a really beautiful memorial tattoo in honor of the person who introduced you to this particular sport.

Baseball Equipment with Lettering Forearm Tattoo

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Baseball Equipment with Flowers and Names Forearm Tattoo

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Baseball Equipment with Leaves Leg Tattoo

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Baseball Equipment with Name and Date Leg Tattoo

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Baseball Equipment with Name Banner Arm Tattoo

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Baseball Glove, Ball and Bat Tattoo

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Baseball Equipment with Dad Banner and Flower Leg Tattoo

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Baseball Equipment with Name and Cap Arm Tattoo

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Baseball Equipment with Name and Flower Thigh Tattoo

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Baseball Equipment with Cap Arm Tattoo

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Baseball Team Tattoos

Baseball may be your first love but there is a good chance that your baseball team is a close second! This is why baseball team tattoos are such a great idea for you!

Now, there are a few different options available to you for this kind of baseball tattoo design.

Chicago White Sox Patch Arm Tattoo

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St. Louis Cardinals Arm Tattoo

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Texas Rangers Arm Tattoo

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San Diego Padres Arm Tattoo

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Looking for simple baseball tattoos? Then, getting the logo of your favorite team is the way to go!

One of the nice things about this kind of baseball tattoo design is that it is immediately obvious which team you are rooting for - the team logos of the New York Yankees, Red Sox, White Sox, Cubs, and more are recognizable.

And, if you don't mind being controversial, why not get the logos of two teams or even more!

New York Mets Thigh Tattoo

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Boston Red Sox Arm Tattoo

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Boston Red Sox Arm Tattoo

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Chicago Cubs Chest Tattoo

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Skull with Cincinnati Reds Cap Leg Tattoo

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New York Yankees Arm Tattoo

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Axe and Atlanta Braves Inner Biceps Tattoo

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Chicago White Sox Logo Forearm Tattoo

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Infinity and Chicago Cubs Ankle Tattoo

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Axe and Atlanta Braves Logo Forearm Tattoo

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Los Angeles Angels Logo Tattoo

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If you want, you can also get a tattoo of a baseball hat with the logo - this is a nice variation from the more traditional baseball tattoos. You can get a skull tattoo wearing a hat for an unusual take on this idea!

Baseball Player Tattoos

If you want to take your baseball tattoo design to the next level, then why not get a baseball player tattoo? After all, this is something that sports lovers would love to carry with them.

Now, if this is the kind of baseball tattoo design that you are considering, then you should be aware that there are a few baseball tattoos available to you.

Real Baseball Player Tattoos

Your first choice is to get a baseball player tattoo of a real life player. This can be of a legendary player like Babe Ruth. Or, you can get one of the newer players.

This kind of baseball tattoo design can be any size that you want. It can work as a smaller upper arm tattoo. Or, you can go all out with sleeve tattoos, if you like.

Grey Shaded Jackie Robinson Thigh Tattoo

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Realistic Julio Urías Tattoo

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Jimmy Dugan Calf Muscle Tattoo

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It goes without saying, but make sure that you pick a talented artist for this kind of baseball tattoo. This is especially important if you want the baseball player to look realistic - there is a lot of detail that goes into a tattoo like this.

Realistic Nolan Ryan Forearm Sleeve Tattoo

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Ken Griffey Jr. Leg Tattoo

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News Paper Clip and Hank Aaron Leg Tattoo

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Realistic Bo Jackson Arm Tattoo

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Derek Jeter Forearm Tattoo

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Julio Gotay Leg Tattoo

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Aesthetic Baseball Player Tattoos

Maybe you dont want a tattoo of real life baseball players - that's fair enough. In this case, you can go ahead and get fictional baseball players inked on your body.

For these kinds of baseball tattoos, there are no rules. However, a popular tattoo design is the traditional vintage aesthetic.

This is really cool because it creates a lovely antique, 50s looking tattoo design.

Skeleton Baseball Player Forearm Tattoo

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Shaded Junior Baseball Player Forearm Tattoo

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Grey Child and Baseball Player Arm Tattoo

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ECG and Baseball Player Forearm Tattoo

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Grey Shaded Pitcher Thigh Tattoo

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Black and Grey Girl Baseball Player Arm Tattoo

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Woman Baseball Player Catching the Ball Forearm Tattoo

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Woman Baseball Player with Bat Arm Tattoo

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Traditional Flowers and Baseball Player Tattoo

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Derek Jeter Leg Tattoo

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Traditional Flowers and Baseball Player Forearm Tattoo

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Baseball Field Tattoos

This is definitely an unusual take, but it is still a fun and cool tattoo idea! As the name suggests, you can get a baseball field inked on you.

Now, I know that this kind of tattoo can seem like quite the commitment but it doesn't have to be. There are plenty of smaller designs that you can get so that your ink doesn't take up too much real estate on your body.

Baseball Glove with Ball and Baseball Field Forearm Tattoo

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LA Dodger Baseball Stadium Forearm Tattoo

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Kids and LA Dodger Baseball Stadium Back Tattoo

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Baseball Ball and Baseball Stadium Arm Tattoo

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Bear and Chicago Cubs Baseball Stadium Arm Tattoo

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Babe Ruth and Baseball Field Arm Sleeve Tattoo

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Skull and Baseball Field Forearm Tattoo

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Chicago Cubs Baseball Stadium Arm Tattoo

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Black and Grey Baseball Field Shoulder Tattoo

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If you would like, you can get a tattoo of any baseball field that you like. Or, you can choose a specific field - it can be one from your childhood or the field of your favorite team. You can also simply get a generic design if you like.

Creative Baseball Tattoos

Do you want to do something completely different with your baseball tattoo? Well, there are so many great ideas for you to choose from, with a wide variety of baseball tattoos to serve as inspiration.

One tattoo design that you can consider is to merge a baseball design into a rose or a flower. Not only is this idea really creative but it can also be a way to pay homage to one of the most endearing sports of all time.

Here are some baseball tattoos with this concept:

Baseball Rose with Red Stitches Inner Biceps Tattoo

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Black and Grey Rose with Baseball Seam Arm Tattoo

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Yellow Rose with Baseball Stitches Arm Tattoo

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Blue Rose with Baseball Stitches Arm Tattoo

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Grey Shaded Baseball Rose with Stitches Inner Biceps Tattoo

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If you want a baseball tattoo that depicts your love of the sport, then why not combine the heart design with that of a baseball? Check out how cool this kind of baseball tattoo can look!

Human Heart with Baseball Seam Stitches Forearm Tattoo

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Here are some other ideas to consider:

Baseball Ball with Red Hair and Glasses Arm Tattoo

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Skull and Baseball Ball Arm Tattoo

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Flowers and Blue Baseball Heart Leg Tattoo

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Jerry Mouse Baseball Player Biceps Tattoo

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Heart with Baseball Seam Stitches Tattoo

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Baseball Ball with World Map Back Tattoo

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Colorful Monkey Baseball Player Tattoo

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Cincinnati Reds Baseball Player Arm Tattoo

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Baseball Movie Tattoos

If you love baseball, then you likely love baseball movies too! So, it is only natural for you to want to get a baseball tattoo based off of your favorite movie.

The good news for you is that there is plenty of inspiration for this kind of design. From The Sandlot to A League of Their Own, there are a lot of designs to consider.

Of course, remember that you don't have to stick to a strict script here. If you want, you can get creative with our tattoo to reflect your feelings about the movie or even your childhood memories of it.

You can even just get a quote from the movie inked on your arm if you want to keep your tattoo simple.

Simpsons Baseball Player Thigh Tattoo

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The Sandlot Baseball Movie Thigh Tattoo

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Major League Baseball Movie Thigh Tattoo

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The Sandlot Baseball Movie Arm Tattoo

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The Sandlot Baseball Movie Calf Muscle Tattoo

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Baseball Fury Inspired Arm Tattoo

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Baseball Fury The Warrior Leg Tattoo

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The Sandlot Baseball Movie Arm Tattoo

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There you have it - there are so many different types of baseball tattoos for you to choose from! It doesn't matter if you play the sport or simply love watching it, there are plenty of designs and ideas.

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