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


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.


“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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