The other day we discussed Karl Alzner’s freshly completed ink-job, because that’s how riveting hockey news is in August. Well, it’s time to revisit the topic of player ink, this time with the team’s ambassador for good looks, Mike Green.
I believe I heard at one point that John Erskine was actually the influence for Mike Green to go tat-crazy, but since I can’t again find the source of that info, we’ll never know for sure. I don’t need a source to tell you that Mike Green is a handsome dude, however, and he definitely pulls off the tattoo look.
Green flew out an artist from Liquid Courage, a parlor in Omaha, to do the work of his full sleeve on his left arm. I don’t know what it is, but it looks pretty sweet. He as some other generic tattoos; tribal warrior stuff on his chest/shoulder, words like “faith” and “family” scattered about. I’m not going to lie, they’re tattoos that wouldn’t be flattering on someone with not-so flattering looks. I’m not sure if I could pull off that many flowers permanently inked to my body, but hey, I’ll never be as cool as Mike Green. He is definitely the team’s resident fashionista, and even Cosmopolitan magazine declared that he was the hottest hockey player of 2013. He gets a pass on the generic tattoos.
Mike Green would probably tell you that this is no accident, and if you look at his website, you’ll realize that he knows what he’s doing with his image. He’s a pretty suave guy.
If we are ranking players’ ink, I think Alzner has the best quality of “art” on his arm. I really like that ghostly pirate ship. Mike Green definitely has the whole “look” on lock, though. Up next is Big John.