US TV funnyman Jimmy Kimmel was forced to have Eminem's image tattooed on his arm after losing a basketball match-up with the rapper.

The late-night TV chat show host taped a court tussle with newly-remarried Eminem for his post-Super Bowl special, which aired in America last night (05FEB06).

The loser had to have the victor's face tattooed on his body.

After losing 11-1 in a basket-dunking contest to the rapper, Kimmel asked if he could have the tattoo etched in non-permanent henna.

The hilarious skit, shot while Kimmel was filming shows from Eminem's native Detroit, Michigan, took on a new twist when the two players inhaled helium during breaks, instead of oxygen.