Auston Matthews has another two years left on his rookie contract, but that doesn’t mean the Maple Leafs superstar can’t get inked.
The soon-to-be Calder Trophy winner celebrated his 40-goal rookie season with a massive, triumphant tattoo of a lion on his right shoulder. The tattoo artist recently shared a photo of the impressive work on Instagram.
Pretty impressive work, especially with the eyes. Yet artistry aside, this tattoo presents a lot of questions. Like, why the crown? If he was going for the whole “king of the jungle” thing, wouldn’t just the lion be enough? So many questions.
And as you’d expect, the Twitterverse had plenty of hot takes once news of Matthews’ tattoo hit social media.
— the wompiest (@KingWomp) June 6, 2017
very excited for civil war demon ghost Auston Matthews on his acquisition of a huge tattoo whose eyes follow u everywhere u go pic.twitter.com/S2QPBGn6Sh
— Rave Sashayed (@_sashayed) June 6, 2017
Auston Matthews festooned himself with the worst tattoo I've ever seen. Like, it makes me somewhat question his character now.
— The_Road_Guy (@The_Road_Guy) June 6, 2017
Auston Matthews got a tattoo of a lion with a crown. Patrik Laine got a tattoo of Auston Matthews with a crown
— birky (@b1rky) June 6, 2017
Alright, everybody. Auston Matthews' lion tattoo isn't THAT bad.
I kinda like it. pic.twitter.com/02V7QVjUFR
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) June 6, 2017
I can't believe Auston Matthews announced, via tattoo, that he's the new captain of the returning Quebec Nordiques.
— Anna Shea (@Aneelinhere) June 6, 2017
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