Michael Phelps super-fan gets ‘death stare face’ meme tattoo on leg

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Michael Phelps fan has celebrated his Olympic achievements by getting the swimmer’s face tattooed on his leg.

The American’s angry face was turned into a hashtag and meme after he was spotted glancing angrily at his South African rival Chad le Clos, who was shadowboxing in front of him, before their 200m butterfly semi-final.

Tattoo artist Livia Tsang posted the tattoo of his scowling pre-game face on Instagram with the caption: “And then my boss let me tattoo Michael Phelps on him. #phelpsface.”

Speaking to TIME, she revealed that her boss is Ricky Fung, co-founder at Chronic Ink Tattoos in Toronto, who is a huge Phelps fan.

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“He’s first and foremost a big Phelps fan, but also because of his work ethic and perseverance,” she explained.

She added: “When we chose the image, we had a bit of a laugh about it, but he told me that he wanted it because it showed his moment of focus before the race.”

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