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Paulo Orlando got a huge tattoo on his back of himself in his Royals’ debut

When Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando reports to spring training, he’ll have a new tattoo to show off.

Orlando posted photos to his Instagram account of getting a tattoo on Thursday. The tattoo is on his back, and it’s of Orlando playing for the Royals.

Here is the first picture of early work done at the SkInk Social Club in Sao Paulo, Brazil. An online translator had this post saying, “Starting to scribble with @eldontattoo here in”


Começando a rabiscar com @eldontattoo aqui no

A photo posted by Paulo (@states16) on

The translation on this second post is “Almost Done! With @eldontattoo here in” The Omaha Storm Chasers hat is cool, too:


Quase Pronto! Com @eldontattoo aqui na

A photo posted by Paulo (@states16) on

Part of the translation on the third post, which shows the final product: “And why not tattoo one of the special days of my life !? The debut in MLB ! recommend everyone go see! thanks @art.skink”

You can see the date that is part of the tattoo: April 9, 2015. That was his first game when he went 1 for 3 with a walk and, of course, a triple against the White Sox.

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