It's not unusual for diehard sports fans to get tattoos that show their love for their favorite team. Even though it is the off season, one Pittsburgh Steelers fan had the 'Terrible Towel' inked onto his chest and tweeted a picture of the tat to Steeler's linebacker LaMarr Woodley on March 8. Woodley was impressed enough that he re-tweeted it to his 170,000 followers.
Origin of the Terrible Towel
The size and scope of this Terrible Towel tattoo is impressive. The real Terrible Towel began as a gimmick in 1975. When the tradition started any plain yellow or black towel would do. Yellow towels were more common. It didn't take long for the release of a special souvenir version bearing the words, "Official Myron Cope Terrible Towel." Distribution of the official towels was under the control of the Steelers franchise.
Terrible Towel tattoos
Terrible Towel tattoos are nothing new, but the details of this new piece of Steelers ink are right on. Although the Terrible Towel is usually yellow, this man went with the black version probably because it makes for a better-looking large tattoo. After all, it takes up half of the man's chest. It's hard to say for sure, but this Pittsburgh Steelers Terrible Towel tattoo may actually be to scale of the actual towel.
Some people may say this diehard fan is crazy for inking the towel on his chest, but it certainly shows pride in his favorite team. Anyone who has been inked knows this had to take quite a bit of time in the chair and would have been painful. As long as his allegiance doesn't change, he should be proud of this piece of body art for the rest of his life.