George Kittle, tight finish for the San Francisco 49ers, dropped right into a tattoo parlor close to his Iowa house to get inked with a tribute to his favourite recreation franchise. Kittle may be very pleased with it, however he appears to not know that is the second best Halo tattoo of all time.

We’ll grant him the sincerity of his fandom, even when it seems like Kittle is a promotional accomplice for Xbox. In phrases of measurement and element, it simply dwarfs the one Peter Moore received, allegedly for all times, to show Microsoft would hit Halo 2’s ship date in 2004. But when it comes to who gets requested about their tat extra, we’re betting the previous Xbox boss will proceed to reign supreme.

Peter Moore, then Microsoft’s vp over the Xbox division, exhibits off a Halo 2 tattoo backstage at E3 2004, in a picture extensively circulated the previous 15 years.

Kittle (who has The Joker on his left forearm) would have been 11 throughout E3 2004, when Moore, then Xbox’s boss, received the Halo 2 brand and launch date tatted on his proper bicep. Or, properly, so the story goes. Lots of parents imagine the ink wasn’t everlasting; Moore refuses to say, and has additionally refused to indicate his arm since then. He later repeated the stunt with an clearly slapped-on Grand Theft Auto 4 brand for his left arm at E3 2006.

An IGN interview in 2015 with Moore kind of illustrates his operating schtick: a lot of particulars about getting the tattoo, no verification that Moore nonetheless has it.

Moore, the chief government of Liverpool Football Club, introduced final week that he can be leaving his put up on the finish of this month, following the Reds’ 2020 Premier League championship, LFC’s first since 1990. We’re making an attempt to trace him right down to harangue him into displaying his arm once more. He ought to be used to this by now.

Halo: Infinite, for the file, doesn’t have a launch date but. Once it does, we anticipate to see Phil Spencer taking the needle.