The Ridiculous Michael Phelps Death Stare at RIO Inspires a Tattoo

"I will now blow this pool up with my mind" - Michael Phelps' stare. Oh and someone got it tattooed.

JayDee5 months ago in Sports

While Phelps biggest competitor Chad le Clos, who beat him in the 200-meter butterfly in London in 2012, was getting ready for the semifinal, cameras caught Michael's ridiculous face expression. It caught a lot of people's attention, and the internet made sure it was an instant Olympic classic: Michael Phelps being caught by the cameras giving a gold-medal deserving death stare. 

Paula ZeikmaneFrom Tattoodo App
Michael Phelps ridiculous facial expression #swim #sport #competitors #michaelphelps
Michael Phelps ridiculous facial expression #swim #sport #competitors #michaelphelps

Someone even already got it as a tattoo and the results are pretty awesome. It just so happens that the artist who did it, Livia Tsang, actually tattooed it on her own boss, Ricky Fung. Take a look below

Jordan DaileyFrom Tattoodo App
Michael Phelps by Livia at Chronic Ink in Toronto! Too Funny 😂 #michaelphelps #deathstare #rio2016 #olympics
Michael Phelps by Livia at Chronic Ink in Toronto! Too Funny 😂 #michaelphelps #deathstare #rio2016 #olympics

It was the right call for Ricky to start out his leg sleeve with this bizarre Phelps face tattoo, adding: "I wasn't even a big Phelps fan before this, and I'm not really a swim fanbut just seeing him go out and win the way he has has been inspiring to me." (-espn.com)

Jordan DaileyFrom Tattoodo App
hahahah too good #michaelphelps #deathstare #funnytattoos
hahahah too good #michaelphelps #deathstare #funnytattoos

Of course, his face wasn't just changed into a tattoo. The Internet made sure it got some more spotlight. 

Jordan DaileyFrom Tattoodo App
Just another day in the life of Phelps.  #michaelphelps #deathstare #olympics #rio2016
Just another day in the life of Phelps. #michaelphelps #deathstare #olympics #rio2016

Rumors say that Fung is planning to fill up his leg sleeve with other portraits of inspiring athletes and people...so let's follow up!