Did Miley Cyrus Really Convince Shaun White to Get an Embarrassing Tattoo?

Published 12/17/2021, 8:30 AM EST


Winter Olympics icon, Shaun White is a popular name in the Hollywood world as well. Apart from dating ‘The Vampire Diaries’ fame, Nina Dobrev, Shaun has many celebrity friends too.

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One of them is celebrity singer, Miley Cyrus, who was once seen celebrating Shaun’s Olympic triumph. Interestingly, the two are so close, that she even once convinced Shaun to get a hilarious tattoo.

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Miley encouraged Shaun White to get a Wayne Coyne inspired tattoo

Miley Cyrus and American singer Wayne Coyne are close friends, famous for often getting unusual matching tattoos together. However, things got crazier when Miley persuaded Shaun into getting a tattoo inspired by Wayne Coyne.

HOLLYWOOD – JULY 12: Olympic snowboarder Shaun White arrives at the 2006 ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 12, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Back in 2016, Shaun White attended one of Miley Cyrus’ Easter parties. Notably, on Good Day L.A, Shaun revealed the story behind his new tattoo. According to Olympic gold medalist, Miley convinced him to get a tattoo of singer Wayne Coyne inside a bubble on the outer of his right arm.

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Surprisingly, Miley is not the only one who convinced Shaun to get a tattoo. Shaun was once inspired by a ring that he had purchased from a Native American store in Colorado; however, he was going to paint it on his amp.

But his friend persuaded him to get it inked instead, and inspired by the symbol on the ring of clouds and thunder, Shaun got it tattooed. Apart from these two, White also has a tattoo of a lion and jungle scene on his right shoulder.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Medal Plaza on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

The Olympic champion is currently focused on making a historical fifth appearance at the Winter Games next year. Fingers crossed, fans hope he makes it, as he has already hinted at his retirement after the Beijing Olympics 2022. If Shaun claims his last Olympic berth, do you think he will get a tattoo to remember the extraordinary achievement?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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