Is that Chuck Norris next to Charles Ramsey???
He’s still in the midst of his 15 minutes of fame, but Charles Ramsey is forever immortalized on one Cleveland man’s leg.
Rodney Rose offered to tattoo for free the face of Ramsey, the straight-talking city hero who last week busted Amanda Berry out from 10 years’ enslavement in a west side home.
“Throughout this whole crazy week we’ve had in Cleveland, he’s kind of been the face and voice of the city,” Rose, a tattoo artist at 252 Tattoo, said of Ramsey. “He did a great job of representing the city, saying he didn’t want the reward money, to give it to the women, and he also brought humor to a dark situation. He’s an average guy who stepped up to the plate when he needed to, and you gotta respect that.”
Rose found someone willing in fellow artist Stephen Munhollon, who now has Ramsey’s face inked on the back of his right calf, where it is nestled between two other tattoos.
Munhollon, who has more than 50 tattoos, said he has only one other person’s face inked on his body: Chuck Norris’. But it’s his Ramsey tattoo that’s garnering more attention. Munhollon said that while he was walking out of a gas station, a group of Cleveland police officers stopped him so they could take pictures of the tat.
“It’s a little sore, but it looks fantastic,” Munhollon told the Daily News.
Offering the portrait was a no-brainer for Rose, who wanted to capture the unwitting hero’s expressive features in a permanent form. The ink session took five hours. If he had charged for the image, Rodney said, it would have cost $700.
“(Stephen) said it best when he said, ‘If you said do I want a tattoo of Charles Ramsey on my leg, I would have said no,’” Rose recalled. “But if you said was I willing to get Charles Ramsey tattooed on my leg, then the answer is yes.”
According to the report, Rose has not yet met Charles Ramsey, but they have mutual friends and says they will run into each other eventually.
This tat is classic, it’s a dead giveaway that Cleveland has big love for Charles Ramsey.
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