Celtics fan gets NBA title tattoo despite team not winning


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Jack Bienvenue will have to live with this tattoo for the rest of his life.

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The 18-year-old die-hard Boston Celtics fan was so confident his favorite team would win the NBA championship that he got a “Boston Celtics 20222 World Champions” tattoo in March.

Sadly, neither the teenager nor his tattoo could predict the future as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Celtics on Thursday 103-90 to claim the coveted Larry O’Brien Trophy.

In an interview with The Athletic, Bienvenue said he doesn’t regret the fresh ink and intends to keep it on his left arm.

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“I don’t think I would laser it away because it’s part of me,” he said ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. “If they end up losing and they win like next year, after they win I might get it corrected. Laser off the twos and get a three.

The New York Post reported that the Cape Cod Technical High School graduate got the tattoo at a time when the Celtics were taking control of the fourth seed en route to an NBA playoff run.

The 18-year-old super fan was so convinced the Celtics would win the NBA championship that he would commemorate it with the tattoo.

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“My friend said, ‘No, you wouldn’t.’ So I was like, ‘Fuck you guys, I’m doing this,’ Welcome told The Athletic.

Welcome got a tattoo at Hotline Tattoo in Cape Cod, Mass., with artist Taylor Lindley behind the needle.

Lindley said he’s been tattooing for nearly two decades and has “seen a lot of weird stuff, but this one really stood out.”


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