The jig is up! The awe-inspiring video footage of an unidentified woman receiving an arm’s length tatoo of her 152 Facebook friends is a hoax.
Rotterdam tatoo artist extraordinaire Dex Moelker came clean to a Dutch newspaper that his unique, conversation-piece tatoo was but a mere promotional campaign. The creation was supposed to tout the services of firm that specializes in personalized Facebook gifts.
The one-of-a-kind tatoo that depicts 152 Facebook photos was originally described as a process that took two weeks to create. When the video, originally uploaded on May 30, entitled “My Social Tatoo” was released, it went viral all across the globe, receiving nearly 1.5 million viewers. Upon seeing the minute and a half short, many probably wondered what kind of narcotic, the unidentified woman, whose arm was being tatooed, was on!
Well, now we all know that the tatoo is absolutely removable. That’s right, a transfer that took only two hours to apply and that washes off in a couple of days. Pretty Social, the company that was behind the tatoo brainchild, admitted the little prank on its Facebook page. In a boldfaced statement, the company said the following, “Our viral video has made quite an impact yesterday all over the world. It got everybody talking, even CNN!”
Did we burst your bubble? Had you planned on following suit? Did you begin your quest for a tatoo artist, who could replicate the one that started all of the commotion? Oh well, stay tuned until the next clever promotional Facebook stunt…