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.
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.
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 😂
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 fan, but just seeing him go out and win the way he has has been inspiring to me." (-espn.com)
Of course, his face wasn't just changed into a tattoo. The Internet made sure it got some more spotlight.
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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!