For a self-proclaimed Old Jew, Daniel Okrent is looking pretty tough these days.
The creator of Off-Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes is sporting a new, baseball-sized tattoo featuring the pastrami-sandwich-shaped logo of his show.
The tattoo, on Okrent’s right bicep, was officially unveiled in a photo circulated today by Eric Spiegelman, whose “Old Jews Telling Jokes” website inspired the revue.
Okrent — the first public editor of The New York Times, distinguished historian, and creator of Rotisserie Baseball fantasy league — got the tattoo in Provincetown in early June from artist Kris Smith of Coastline Tattoos. Smith’s online portfolio now showcases the fresh tattoo, along with Okrent’s shaved arm and hairy back.