Since returning to the stage in November, METAL!, the unofficial mascot of the Canadianstries to get a recurring role during the team’s games.
But during last Thursday’s game against the Panthers, METAL! instead, made a permanent place on a fan’s ankle.
BUY: METAL World Tour T-Shirt! at the Bell Center
The Canadiens hosted an activation offering one lucky (or brave) fan the chance to get a real blue-white-red crest tattooed during the game. The artist Melissa Valiquette of DFA Tattoos was there for the occasion.
Since it was a Reverse Retro party, the powder blue mascot and his tour manager were also present, and they made the volunteer a rock-bottom proposition: allow the duo to choose the design without seeing it first, in exchange for an official Reverse Retro jersey.
The deal was made and the result is pretty awesome, as the crowd could see in the third period.
Video: A supporter of METAL! gets tattooed at the Bell Center
The nonsense of METAL! may be starting to rub off at the Bell Center, but this tattoo won’t rub off, rest assured.
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