It’s good to know that some people out there are idolizing baseball greatest heroes. Guys who played the game the right way, like Mickey Mantle and Pete Rose. Because when I’m getting some expensive and permanent artwork done to the canvas that is my skin, I want to honor drunks and degenerate gamblers. That’s why I got portraits of my mom and dad.
Big League Stew spoke to Mike, DeVries, the artist responsible for the Pete Rose and Nightmare Mantle. DeVries spent 7-8 hours each inking these on a couple of friends.
I’m sorry, I can’t continue this story any more. Mantle is creeping me the F out. I hope that’s a leg and not a forearm. I couldn’t imagine that on my forearm. If you went to bed with your arm anywhere near your head he’d whisper drunken threats of violence to you all night.