Former World Heavy Weight Champion Mike Tyson has decided to add onto his trademark face tattoo by turning his whole body into a canvas.
In an interview with Zoom magazine, MikeTyson revealed his interest in getting his body tattooed up from his neck down after seeing how ‘beautiful’ it looked.
“Listen, the other day, I was thinking about just getting a tattoo. I’m in such good physical condition. I was just thinking about getting my whole body inked up,” the former World Heavy Weight Champion said.
“I saw somebody who has his whole body from neck to toe and he was fit like myself and he looked beautiful and I said ‘Wow.’ He’s body was all tattooed out and I thought that was beautiful,”
The boxing champ noted how he was still in good condition and believed the tattoo would complement his existing trademark face tattoo which has led to him appearing and also being a feature part of movies such as The Hang Over Part 2.
Tyson first got his facial tattoo before a fight against Clifford Etienne. The act of getting the tattoo caused ripples in Tyson’s camp leading to his then coach, Jeff Fenech leaving his corner days before his fight in protest of the tattoo.
Fenech believed that Tyson was trying to find a way to get out of the fight as Jeff did not believe the fight tattoo would heal in time for the fight against Etienne.
Tyson skipped training a week before the fight and got a friend to do the tattoo.
Fenech admits that he regrets his decision to walk away and not being there when Tyson knocked out Etienne in the first round of their bout going on to say:
“A week later he fought and knocked out Clifford in one round and I was upset. I was happy for Mike that he won, but I was also upset that I had trained him for eight weeks and I wasn’t a part of that win,”