Sunday, 15 February 2015
Lee Priest's Facial Tattoos
‘The Blond Myth’ is coming under some very rude and negative criticism in the form of ruthlessly snide YouTube comments regarding his facial tattoos. The guy is a legend who hung with the very best, so this type of hating is uncalled for. His proportions were of the ‘true freak’ variety back in the day, especially his arms to waist differential. What’s more, he has always been an honest straight-talking athlete who never bends the truth. When you act your natural self, rather than conform to the textbook expectations people assume from spotlight role models, public opinion tends to be split down the middle. Lee has always remained one of the more popular bodybuilders however, even following his IFBB suspension. Personally, I’m not the greatest fan of heavy facial ink (although Mike Tyson’s didn’t look too bad), but how that detracts from Lee’s unique observations and easygoing personality, I find hard to see. That’s the important thing, surely – that no matter how much he chooses to conceal himself beneath tattoos, he will always remain the same honest straight-talking Lee Priest we all know and love. It’s the inside we care about, not the surface area of his face, and as long as that stays the same, then why should it matter what he does to his skin? What he enjoys is his business. Few other gentlemen in the sport are as laid-back, carefree and jokey as this Australian Blond Myth. We need more like him.