If you thought Michael Phelps' infamous stink-eye was creepy and terrifying before, check it out in its new incarnation as some dude's calf tat.
Livia Tsang of the Toronto tattoo parlor Chronic Ink was commissioned to ink the tat on her boss Ricky Fung, who found himself strangely compelled by Phelps' strong game face. At the time Fung decided to get the work done, Phelps hadn't yet beaten the athlete on the receiving end of the glare, Chad le Clos.
“I wasn’t even a big Phelps fan before this, and I’m not really a swim fan,” he told ESPN. “But just seeing him go out and win the way he has has been inspiring to me.”
By the time the three-hour job was finished, Phelps had won the gold while le Clos didn't even place, making the tattoo that much more priceless.
Fung isn't the only one who loves his tattoo. The art has also won the attention of the most winningest man on the planet himself! Phelps declared his love for the tattoo in an hour-long Facebook Live session on Saturday.
Um, I don't know if the guy is watching or, whoever got that tattoo… that tattoo is amazing. Dude got my my face on his calf. That's awesome. That is so cool. Uhhh, I never thought that would happen, um, but uh, pretty, pretty incredible.
Nice to see Phelps maintaining a great sense of humor about his crazy meme face—a luxury afforded to anyone who has won the most Olympic gold medals in history.