Jose Altuve Exposes Controversial Tattoo During Monday Media Scrum in Astros Clubhouse

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve's new tattoo has been the subject of much discussion this offseason
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve's new tattoo has been the subject of much discussion this offseason | Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Folks, Jose Altuve apparently actually has a tattoo in the area of question stemming from the "don't rip my shirt off" controversy after his walk-off home run against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman to clinch the 2019 ALCS.

During Monday's media scrum in the Astros' clubhouse, reporters swarmed Carlos Correa's locker in hopes of getting more quotes out of the outspoken shortstop. Altuve, whose locker is right next to Correa's, came in, took his shirt off, and turned around toward the reporters, apparently to expose the tattoo Correa had talked about in his interview with Ken Rosenthal.

According to Astros beat writer Chandler Rome, the tattoo simply said "Melanie," the name of his daughter.

So, how "horrible" was this tattoo during the ALCS? Did the tattoo artist just write "Me" and leave it unfinished? This sure proves Altuve wasn't getting any sort of extravagant ink on his body. Instead, it looks like Altuve ran to a tattoo parlor and got this just to prove something was on his collarbone or shoulder.

Once again, something doesn't add up here, but leave it to commissioner Rob Manfred to leave everything as is after further botching the entire situation.