Marty Whelan “honoured” by fan’s tattoo…of his face!

Marty Whelan
Pic: Andres Poveda

Is there anyone more iconic than Marty Whelan?

We would argue no. And no man certainly feels that way as he decided to immortalise the man forever.

On his skin!

Yes, one man decided to get a tattoo of the cheeky presenter’s face on his leg.

Phil took to Twitter to explain that he lost a bet, meaning that he had to get a Marty Whelan tattoo.

He explained: “The bet was against my friend @LeHuss. The terms as follows:
1 – Whoever’s Fantasy Footy team got the most points over the 21/22 season, won.
2 – Winner got to choose a tattoo for the loser
3 – Loser got to choose where the tatt went
4 – Tatt had to be minimum size of a €2 coin.”

He went on to explain that because of the detail, the tattoo had to be at least five or six inches.

The whole tattoo session took three-and-a-half hours to really capture the man, the myth, the legend.

“At the start I told him the most important thing was to capture his smile (I definitely didn’t want a grumpy Marty on my leg forever more), and Kit [the tattoo artist] absolutely nailed it. The pic will only get better as it settles down too,” he wrote.

Marty took notice of the incredible tale and retweeted the picture of his tattoo, writing: “I’m honoured to be on Phil’s leg… forever.”

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