Generally when we talk about tattoos here on LBS, we like to make fun of those who got them. When we see things like unicorns, Padres head tattoos, and Raiders face tattoos, we can’t really help ourselves. While Teemu Sellane’s tattoo is horrible, it would be just plain wrong to make fun of him for it. Why? Because we feel sorry for him.
According to the Swedish news source The Local, via SbB live, Selanne has a tattoo of the Swedish flag just above his ankle. Those who are unfamiliar with Selanne might think it’s nice that he is proud enough of his homeland to represent with a tattoo. Those of us who are a bit more familiar with Teemu know it sucks that the tattoo artist screwed up, because he’s from Finland.
Apparently Selanne was out drinking with his buddies more than 10 years ago and they decided it would be a good idea to blindfold him and drag him to a tattoo studio. They told the artist to give him a tattoo of the Finnish flag, but he apparently was so nervous to be in the presence of Selanne that he screwed up the colors. The flags of the two Scandinavian countries are identical except for the color scheme, and the artist just so happened to use the wrong ones.
Teemu said he was supposed to go back two weeks later and never did. Perhaps he should return to the tattoo studio and fight the artist, since that’s something he recently did for the second time in his career. You drink the booze, you lose.