Jerri Peterson from Atlanta in the US, who got a new tattoo to celebrate her role in the Olympic torch relay, was shocked to discover it had been spelt incorrectly.
Jerri Peterson carried the torch through Derby on 30 June after being nominated by the hotel chain she worked for.
When she arrived back in the US, she decided to spend $10 on a tattoo to mark the occasion.
It was only hours later she spotted it featured the mis-spelling “Oylmpic”.
Jerri Peterson was shocked to discover that her Olympic tattoo had been spelt incorrectly
Jerri Peterson was one of 70 international employees selected by her firm to take part in the relay as a thank you for her years of charity work.
“I always wanted to have a tattoo but I never quite felt passionate about any one thing to have it put on my body permanently. “So when I was selected for this wonderful honor, I thought <<that’s it – I’m ready to have my tattoo>>.”
She booked a session with a “really good” tattoo artist in her home state of Georgia, and took a friend along for moral support.
Initially she was delighted with how it looked and it was only when she sent a photo of the tattoo to a friend that the spelling mistake was pointed out.
“I looked at it and I was so disappointed. I called my husband and he giggled a little bit. “Then I started laughing about it and I’ve laughed ever since.”
Jerri Peterson pointed out the mistake to the tattoo artist responsible but declined his offer to correct it.
“He felt so bad when he found out. “He wanted to fix it but I decided I want to keep it. It’s fine. “It’s the Oy-limpics – it’s as unique as I am.”
Barber Osgerby, the British creative team behind the London Olympic torch, has won the prestigious Design of the Year award 2012.
The aluminum torch is perforated with 8,000 holes, each representing one of the torchbearers.
The winner was chosen from 89 entries and was presented at an awards ceremony at London’s Design Museum, which organizes the annual event.
Another Olympic design triumphed in the architecture category – the Velodrome.
Barber Osgerby, the British creative team behind the London Olympic torch, has won the prestigious Design of the Year award 2012
The Olympic torch relay will run for 70 days ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.
It will journey across the UK, taking in places such as Wells Cathedral, Cardiff Castle, Giant’s Causeway, Forth Rail Bridge, York Minster, Blackpool Tower and Windsor Castle.
Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic said the torch was “a triumph of symbolism and beauty”.
He added that it “demonstrates how design can celebrate traditional qualities in a modern manner”.
However the design has split critics and the public.
Times columnist Carol Midgeley defended the design: “I think it’s rather elegant, actually.”
Daily Telegraph asked readers to vote on whether it most resembled a torch, cheese grater, cigarette holder or wastepaper bin.
The fashion award went to Issey Miyake’s 132.5 collection.
Recent RCA graduate Kihyun Kim won the furniture prize for his balsa wood 1.3 Chair.
The 2012 Olympic Torch, along with the other shortlisted designs, is on display at the Design Museum until 4 July.
On the Design Awards jury were newspaper proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, Wallpaper editor Henrietta Thompson, Dutch designer Hella Jongerious and chairman of the Canary Wharf group, Sir George Iacobescu.
The panel was chaired by designer Ilse Crawford.