Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tanger Has New Kick-Ass Tattoo

This video has been making it's rounds, but I first saw it a few days ago on Facebook.  It's obviously of Letang having a casual conversation with a good friend (unfortunately in French), but it shows a very large tattoo on his arm which he got over the Olympic break.



FORTUNATELY, I also came across some translation of part of the conversation at PSAMP that explains the tattoo is a tribute to his grandmother and his best friend, Luc Bourdon, who you may remember passed away close to two years ago in a motorcycle accident.
Top portion of the tattoo is dedicated to his grandmother. Kris says that she always has been there for him.

Bottom portion of the tattoo and the guitar part is obviously dedicated to Letang’s best friend and former roommate Luc Bourdon who used to play for Vancouver Canucks and tragically died in a motorcycle accident on May 29, 2008. During the 2008 NHL Draft, the Canucks’ management wore guitar pins to remember Bourdon, because he was an avid guitarist.

13 comments:

MyDearestObsession said...

Holy. Hell. Tanger's arms are the sexiest things I've ever seen. The tattoo looks perfect there. I've got my daily dose of "squee!!!" already and it's not even 9 a.m.

I know some people don't like tattoos, but I don't mind them, especially when there's meaning behind them, like with Kris' and my old roommate's. My roommate got a koi fish tattooed on her ribs in memory of her best friend and her father, who both passed away from cancer. She told me the koi fish also represents overcoming struggles - it's really neat and I think the people she went to did a really nice job. I've been thinking about getting one myself, something relatively small, in honor of my mum and grandmother, who have been two of the biggest influences in my life. =]

Whitters said...

Oh. My. GOD! As if there weren't any more reasons to love this guy! That just ups his hotness factor to like a million!

Thank you for starting my day off right with this amazing post! I will be in dreamland all day now hahaha

CrackerLilo said...

Nice. I like tribute tattoos--people put real thought into them, and it usually shows. My brother and I have one in the same place, our late father's racecar number at the crooks of our left elbows, but it's, like the size of a quarter. Letang definitely had one hell of an attractive, good-sized canvas to work with, though.

I gotta say, though--that shirt! Did Talbot take him on a shopping trip or something? ;-)

India said...

damn Letang. Come back to Montreal soon - anyone else thinking about what it'd be like to be in those arms... @CrackerLilo - agreed with the t-shirt... maybe he needs to shop some more.

Stephanie said...

I'll admit, ladies, that Tanger isn't one of my FAVS (even though I do think he's super adorable) and that tat along with his remarkable physique make me think "unspeakable" things ... its quite sexy!!

wispensfan said...

I love the tattoo but I have to admit that I was surprised because he doesn't really seem like the tattoo kind of guy. And I love that the video was in French even though I don't know a single word of it. I have always found it sexy as hell to hear the french canadian guys speak in their launguage, and Kris especially since he seems, I don't know, less hesitant and shy, than when he's giving interviews in english.

Bandit'sgirl said...

OMG! HIS ARMS!!! :D I got to say I love the tattoo, the fact it is full of meaning is really cute. This makes him ever HOTTER!

I like tattoos. My brother has 2 & the 1 he just got is a band with our Indain Tribal colors, & a feather hanging from it. it's pretty wicked looking

MouthGuard said...

@Cracker & India: They joke about shopping at what sounds to be Chez Casuel (seriously!) so maybe he's already done something about buying his ass some new shirts.

Agreed - waaaaayyyy too much shirt bedazzlement! Distracts from more "interesting" accoutrements, non? ;)

MyDearestObsession said...

Is he single? I'd think his girlfriend would do something about the way he dresses himself, lol; Lord knows I tell my boy what to wear, like, "I'm not speaking to you until you take off that Dallas Cowboys shirt. It shouldn't be worn, period, and NEVER with a Pittsburgh Penguins hat."

I volunteer to take Tanger shopping.

@MouthGuard: I totally agree. It is SO distracting. I'd rather be mesmerized by those delicious brown eyes than a totally blinged-out shirt.

aBurghGirl said...

Tanger isn't my favorite Pens hottie, but MMMMMMMMMM. Boys with tattoos = good. Hockey playing boys with tattoos = *falling off chair in glee*

staalzielover11 said...

OMG!! WOW!!! that is just hot!! i think its so sweet that he would do something like that for his grandmother and luc just like his tattoo on his other arm for luc.. that tattoo makes me teary eyed..lol cause it says luc bourdon than its a hockey puck with wings and lucs birth yr and the yr he passed away and below it says "ill fly with you"

and man i may love staalsy but tangy is still a sexy beast!! and my my that shirt...lol

L*EM*ieux said...

Ah, Kristopher Letang. (: He's just amazing. (: Love the French, wish I knew it. He's definitely beautiful.

Also, I didn't know where to do this, but I feel to introduce myself. My name's Emily and I'm 14 from Florida. I'm of course a huge Penguins fan, and I'm happy to join the blog to meet other ladies that I can discuss the games with. (As you can imagine, it's hard to find fellow Lady Penguins Fans here...) Nice to meet all of you!

Faihurst said...

if anyone needs a translation i speak french!! i also love tanger!!!!