OMG! Michael Phelps gave the Internet a great laugh with his now infamous mean face as he awaited his swim meet at the Rio Olympics earlier this week. And now, one fan will remember that face… forever! A super fan recently got a tattoo of Michael’s meme-tastic face, and you have to see the pic!
Now, that’s commitment! Ricky Fung took fandom to the next level by tattooing Michael Phelps’, 31, intense facial expression on his right leg on Aug. 12. “Congrats on being the G.O.A.T. @m_phelps00 _ With artist: @liviatsang _ #workproud#wearproud,” Ricky captioned under a pic of his new ink on Instagram.
“I wasn’t even a big Phelps fan before this, and I’m not really a swim fan,” Ricky told ESPN. “But just seeing him go out and win the way he has has been inspiring to me… Looking at that is a good reminder every day to go out with focus and dominate like he did.”
We’re not rushing out the door to get a matching tattoo or anything, but if anyone can motivate you to dominate and focus on achieving a goal it would definitely be Michael. The Olympic champion is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history with 22 medals. Now that’s total domination! Michael’s mean face in particular was captured a moment before his big meet in the 200-meter butterfly against South African rival, Chad le Clos. Chad previously won the event at the 2012 Olympic Games, which was the reason for Michael’s stern face. And it looks like all that getting in the zone paid off! Michael not only reclaimed the gold in the event, but earned his 20th medal at the time!
Maybe Ricky is on to something here. But Michael won’t be the only athlete to grace his calf. The super fan revealed that he has plans to add more inspirational athletes to his leg in what will be a full sleeve when it’s done, according to PEOPLE. If we were Ricky, we would go with Simone Biles, 19, or Katie Ledecky, 19. Those girls are demolishing the competition right now!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Ricky’s tattoo?