You’ll Love Italo Ferreira’s New Tattoo As Much As We Do, Promise
Ring my bell-ell-ell, ring my bell.
Have you ever been proud of yourself for a specific achievement? A personal milestone? A dream come true, as they say?
So proud that you had the moment animated and etched into your arm with an ink-tipped needle, so that it would be there, as a reminder, for the rest of your existence?
But I’ve also never won the Rip Curl Pro Bells, or even been invited to attend it for that matter, so it’s hard to relate to Italo Ferreira’s level of excitement over his first-ever CT win. Which, if you haven’t already seen, Italo celebrated first by singing to himself in a Richie Porta-potty.
Then, more recently by getting an amazing memoriam on his right bicep.
Now, the koala.
Is it meant to represent Italo? Oh, how we’d love to believe that answer is YES! On account of him being a furry little rascal. But at the same time, Italo surfs with such speed and agility that there’s no way he could be compared to the comatose koala. He’s more like a Tasmanian devil, if we’re talking Australian endemic mammals.
Nevertheless, Italo followed in his countrywoman, Silvana Lima’s tiny footsteps, inking the image celebrating his first CT win into that cocoa butter Ferreira skin, ensuring that he’ll never forget the historic clash against Mick Fanning, nor the emotions (and hugs) born from it.
If Kelly was truly dedicated to his craft, he’d have one piece of ink for each of his 55 CT victories.
Wouldn’t that be something?
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