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Kentucky fan explains genesis of 2018 national title tattoo: ‘I guess one thing led to another’

Nick Cole

Day drinking in Myrtle Beach will get you every single time. Just ask Joseph Tucker.

The 21-year-old Wildcats fan has become a popular topic “on the internet,” thanks to a decision he made as a result of having one too many.

Tucker, a Kentucky native, was on vacation with friends last week. After a long Friday on having fun, he awoke Saturday with something on his arm he didn’t remember from the day prior — a 2018 Kentucky national championship tattoo.

The problem? Well, the Cats haven’t yet played a game in the 2017-18 season.

“I guess one thing led to another,” Tucker told’s Morgan Eads. “We talked about getting tattoos, and I didn’t think I’d get one, but I woke up the next morning and it was there.”

Take a look at the end result:

Not bad, really. He just needs John Calipari’s talented new crew of freshmen to deliver in the NCAA Tournament next season.

Tucker has a plan if Kentucky can’t bail him out on the court, per Eads. He’s going to get the tattoo changed to commemorate the 2012 national title.