Jerri Peterson of Atlanta, Georgia, was nominated by the hotel where she works to carry the torch for 2012’s London Olympic games.
Peterson was so thrilled by the event that she went to a “really good” tattoo artist to mark the occasion with some ink: the torch and the words “Olympic Torch Bearer / London.”
Except that isn’t what the artist wrote.
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From BBC News (with video):
Initially she was delighted with how it looked and it was only when she sent a photo of the tattoo to a friend that the spelling mistake was pointed out. She said: “I looked at it and I was so disappointed. I called my husband and he giggled a little bit.
Mrs Peterson pointed out the mistake to the tattoo artist responsible but declined his offer to correct it.
She said: “He felt so bad when he found out.
“He wanted to fix it but I decided I want to keep it. It’s fine.
“It’s the Oy-limpics — it’s as unique as I am.”
All right, Jerri, you win. Well said. (I would’ve flipped the f**k out.)
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