Seattle Seahawks fan gets ‘Back To Back Champions’ tattoo (photo/video)
A Seattle Seahawks fan has so much confidence that his favorite NFL team will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy once again following the conclusion of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 that he had the bold proclamation permanently inked into his arm.
The fan, identified by the initials “O.C.” on the Internet, apparently paid a visit to Fantasy Tattoo in Orange Park, Fla., on New Year’s Eve, plunked down $300 and got himself a Seahawks “Back to Back Champions” tattoo.
The ink features two Lombardi Trophies and the Seahawks logo placed between the coveted hardware and his inked announcement that the team will become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champion since the New England Patriots’ dynasty-creating wins in Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004-05.
O.C. is apparently a native of Kirkland, Wash., so his Seahawks fandom presumably runs deep and goes back decades.
He of course is not the first fan to prematurely and impulsively decide to get some kind of champions tattoo. In fact, he’s not even the first Seahawks fan to get a world champions tat ahead of the team realizing Super Bowl glory.
Last year, Seahawks fan Tim Connors parlayed a Super Bowl XLVVIII champs tattoo into fifteen minutes of fame that culminated in a trip to the Super Bowl where he achieved even more notoriety. But Connors got his tattoo before the season even started, allowing for a lot of time for the tension to build. Whether or not O.C. enjoys that level of fame and good fortune remains to be seen.
Obviously, this kind of gambit doesn’t work out so well for the NFL fan in question. A Dallas Cowboys fan and Detroit Lions fan both unwisely — in retrospect and arguably beforehand — got Super Bowl champs tattoos before the 2014 NFL season kicked off. Ask those two guys how well their gamble has worked out for them.
[H/T Busted Coverage, images courtesy of o c/Twitter]