ADAM PEATY celebrated his Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016 with a tattoo.
The swimmer won the 100m breast stroke with a world record time of 57.13 seconds five years ago.
Peaty then took to Instagram to show off the new lion image engraved on his arm.
“Be Your Own King. Thanks to @andyradfordtattoo for the amazing tattoo, detail is insane. What do you guys think? ????” he posted.
The swimmer won Britain’s first gold medal in Rio after twice breaking his own world record at the Games.
In his heat he made a statement by setting a record time of 57.55 seconds before going faster again in the final.
And the greatest swimmer of all time was in awe of Peaty’s performance in the 4 x 100m medley relay.
Peaty unofficially took a second off his world record to help Britain to a silver medal behind Michael Phelps’ USA.
“He was swearing and said, ‘56.5 is mad’. He was pretty impressed,” Peaty said of Phelps.
Tattoo artist Andy Radford posted his own photo Instagram with the Staffordshire-born athlete.
“Not every day you get to have the pleasure of tattooing an Olympic Gold Medalist, Silver Medalist and World Record holder!
“Adam Peaty, you should be so proud, what an achievement! You’ve put Uttoxeter on the map and done your friends, family and country proud! Such an honour! Thank you! See you soon brother for round 2 ????????” he wrote.
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