If we have mentioned it as soon as we have mentioned it one million instances—getting a tattoo is severe enterprise. We do not imply the subject material of the tattoo—go forward and get that portrait of Betty White doing a keg stand, king—as a lot as we do the method of getting that ink. Getting stabbed by a bunch of needles a few thousand instances is actually a medical process, and as such needs to be handled with the utmost gravity. We have written articles and made videos all about this. Maybe any person ought to have made positive Aroldis Chapman received the memo.
The controversial New York Yankee reliever hit the Injured Listing this week after getting what was deemed by supervisor Aaron Boone to be a “fairly unhealthy an infection” stemming from a latest tattoo, according to ESPN. It has been a rocky season for Chapman. After being the staff’s nearer for the final handful of years, he misplaced the job resulting from a sequence of erratic performances. This can even mark the second time Chapman has hit the IL this season.
Now, we do not wish to make too many assumptions about how Chapman’s tattoo received contaminated… however that is so simply avoidable. For starters, Chapman is making $16 million per season, he should not be going to some kitchen magician who cannot even spell the phrases “bloodborne pathogens.” Secondly, an athlete who has labored many years ensuring their physique is in prime bodily situation ought to be capable to deal with the quite simple tenets of tattoo aftercare. Stopping a tattoo from getting contaminated does take slightly work, however it’s not troublesome by any means. And lastly, whereas getting a tattoo is way from an invasive process, in the event you’re a world-class athlete who’s making an attempt to push in the direction of an intensive playoff run hopefully culminating in a World Collection victory, perhaps, simply perhaps you must wait till the offseason to get inked.
Judging by the response from Yankee followers on Twitter, it seems to be like this would be the last nail within the coffin for Chapman’s tenure in pinstripes.