I stared at this tattoo for almost 10 minutes before I realized what the issue was.

An Olympic torch bearer by the name of Terri Peterson decided she wanted to get a tattoo to celebrate the fact that on June 30th she was one of the very few who got to carry the Olympic torch through Derby in England. In all the excitement, she marched on in to a tattoo parlor and ended up with what you see above — a misspelled tattoo.

Bizarrely, when she realized the mistake, Peterson didn’t throw a fit and threaten a curse on the house of the tattoo artist. She didn’t even take him up on his offer to fix it! Instead she said this: “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.”


I want to know what this Peterson woman is smoking and I want some. Tattoos are permanent, people, so if you get one that happens to be misspelled, you should probably get it fixed. On top of being an avid drug user with very clouded judgment, Peterson is a dream tattoo customer. If only everyone else with a misspelled tattoo could chalk it up to being as “unique” as they are, this world would be a finer place.


Photo: BBC