Mike Tyson has made one hell of a reputation for himself inside the boxing ring and a rather shaky one for himself outside of it too. He holds the record for the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.

He is also known for the “face tattoo” trend.

Tyson is known as much for his iconic face tattoo as he is his boxing. 

The now legendary tattoo almost didn’t happen.  If it wasn’t for his tattoo artist, Tyson’s face may look a lot different.  

Watch below:  

The boxer went under the needle in the year 2003 by Victor Whitmill. The tribal tattoo is inked on the left side of Tyson’s face almost covering half the facial parts. This unique design stirred some commotions like lawsuit and trials when the Hangout movie doctor character Stu Price depicted a temporary tribal tattoo with the same design as Tyson’s tattoo on his face.


Just imagine if Tyson ended up with  the hearts. 

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