Former Tulsan Olympic torchbearer Jerri Peterson gets misspelled commemorative tattoo

A former Tulsan selected to take part in this year's Olympic torch run through England didn't want to forget her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

So, like millions across the world, 54-year-old Jerri Peterson commemorated her experience with a tattoo.

The problem? Peterson's Georgia tattoo artist didn't use spell-check.

"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," Peterson told the BBC. "So when I was selected for this wonderful honor, I thought 'that's it - I'm ready to have my tattoo.'"

Peterson says it took sending a photo of the "Oylmpic" ink to a friend for her to realized the error.

"I looked at it and I was so disappointed. I called my husband and he giggled a little bit," Peterson told the BBC. "Then I started laughing about it and I've laughed ever since."

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See Peterson's interview with 2News after her Olympic run
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Peterson, a Tulsa Union graduate now living in Atlanta, Ga., says when the artist saw the mistake he felt bad and offered to correct it, she declined.

"It's the Oy-limpics - it's as unique as I am," she said.

The London 2012 Olympic Games begin July 27. 

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