Olympic Torch Bearer Gets Unfortunate Tattoo

Jerri Peterson will always remember the 'Oylmpics'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2012 11:27 AM CDT
Updated Jul 22, 2012 8:53 AM CDT
A general view of the Olympic Rings at the Aquatic Centre during previews ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Park on July 17, 2012 in London, England.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – For the rest of her life, Jerri Peterson will remember the role she played in the 2012 Oylmpic Games. That little typo comes courtesy of a tattoo artist who permanently inked it on Peterson's ankle. The 54-year-old Atlanta woman was selected as a torch bearer, so she wanted to have "Olympic Torch Bearer 2012" tattooed on her ankle before going to London. She didn't realize until a friend pointed it out to her that it instead reads, "Oylmpic Torch Bearer." But now she thinks it's funny, and says she won't change it—plus the story got her quite a few free beers while in London. The BBC has a picture.

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