Royals outfielder gets massive back tattoo … of himself

Kansas City Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando showed up to spring training with a new look.

No, Orlando didn’t pack on the pounds, a la Pablo Sandoval, or slim down to the best shape of his life like Sean Doolittle. The 30-year-old World Series champ’s transformation is much more permanent.

Orlando got some serious ink this offseason, in the form of a monstrous back tattoo … of himself.

The tattoo, which stretches across the left side of Orlando’s back, is an image of himself swinging, accompanied by "MLB" and "04 09 2015," noting the date of his major-league debut.

"I want to make something about baseball, my career and my life," Orlando told The Kansas City Star.

"I thought about making the trophy for the [World Series] championship, but the tattoo guy said ‘No, I want to make it of you swinging, or playing or something like that’ so I got a photo."

Quase Pronto! Com @eldontattoo aqui na @skink.social.club 😬

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Orlando got the work done in Brazil, his native country. He said the tattoo will serve as a reminder of his rookie season, something he’ll literally never forget.

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