Tommy Savarie, 24, is a construction engineer currently living in Texas. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Savarie grew up watching the Richmond Renegades play and has been a Washington Capitals fan since middle school.
Savarie says he wanted to get a tattoo to celebrate the Capitals’ Stanley Cup championship last season, but he wanted something unconventional.
“After we won last spring, I was dead-set on getting a tattoo, but I couldn’t decide on what to get,” Savarie said. “Mainly because I didn’t want to just get a generic Stanley Cup with ‘2018’ on it or something of that sort.”
Inspiration struck Savarie when he read the article about TJ Oshie’s Wario tattoo, which included never-before-seen photos. Oshie and the Capitals bonded as a team by playing Mario Kart during road trips.
For reference, here is Oshie’s tattoo:
“When I saw y’all’s post of Oshie’s tattoo I just sprung the idea of just having Wario holding the Stanley Cup,” Savarie said. “No 2018 or Capitals reference needed because anybody who is a true Caps and Oshie fan would know what it meant right away.”
Savarie even picked the location of his tattoo to match Oshie’s, on his upper thigh.
Oshie is Savarie’s favorite player on the Capitals.
Savarie said he made the leap to get the tattoo after Oshie scored two goals in the Capitals’ win against Tampa last Saturday.
“After [Oshie] scored two goals against Tampa and we won, I just got fired up for the playoffs and made the decision to get the tattoo before the push for 2019 started,” said Savarie.
Savarie got his tattoo done in Corpus Christi, Texas at AXIS Tattoo, by artist Roy Castillo.
“When I explained to him what I wanted, he kind of just chuckled and said, ‘Well, I definitely have never seen or done anything like that before.’ It took him about an hour to draw it up but it could not have come out better,” said Savarie.
Headline photo: Tommy Savarie
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