Famously tatted Team USA superstar Caeleb Dressel just got some new ink -- in the form of a MASSIVE leg piece that took 14 HOURS to complete!!
Remember, TMZ Sports spoke with the 7-time gold medalist fresh off dominating the 2020 Olympic games back in August ... and he hinted he was looking to add to his trademark body art.
Now, we know just what the 25-year-old was envisioning ... showing off a wild Western-themed piece complete with a skeleton cowboy, cacti, an eagle and flowers.
The tat is huge ... so naturally, it took more than half a day to finish.
"It was a long 14 hours but I had some great company with @travisbrucetattoos," Dressel said via Instagram on Thursday.
"Things got weird for sure but we had good music and good conversation, can’t ask for more than that. Thanks for bringing this idea to life."
We do have one question, though -- how is the bathroom break sitch??
Anywho ... the piece looks incredible, but there's more patience needed from Dressel -- he says he's still gotta get the whole thing colored!!