Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Facebook Tattoo was a Hoax

A video of a woman having her Facebook friends tattooed on her arm has been unmasked as a hoax after it went viral.

The Dutch woman claimed to have created a permanent reminder of 152 Facebook friends and posted a video that got more than two million hits on YouTube.


But the bizarre stunt was revealed to be a fake after the supposed tattoo artist admitted it was just a temporary tattoo.

The woman, who uses the name Suzyj87, had posted:
"After months of work I want to show you all my social Tattoo. Pretty amazing right? I'm really proud of it. Hope you like it too!

"Of course I gave it a lot of thought. These are not all my friends. Just the people I care most about. I got their permission and they were very proud to be on it.

"To me it represents who I am right now and the time we live in. And of course I love the looks of it."

Many YouTube users questioned whether Facebook friendships are as permanent as a tattoo.

"Congrats on a getting a fine piece done. Hopefully you remain friends with all those people in the long run,"
wrote one commenter.

The hoax was a marketing stunt for a website that makes personalised products decorated with the profile pictures of people's Facebook friends.

The site claims to be selling a Mini Cooper decorated with Facebook pictures, although it is not clear whether this is just the site's latest stunt.

- Story taken from http://web.orange.co.uk/

30 comments:

  1. Haa knew this was too epic to be true. Nice blog bro.

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  2. another one profiting from viral hoaxes

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  3. heh oh well - viral hoaxes are laaaaaame

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  4. That girl is pretty crazy, but it still an interesting story haha

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  5. I second what Timmy says. Anyways, nice blog brah, love the looks of it. Keep it up.

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  6. Ahaha interesting story o; Even temporary tattoos of facebook friends are pretty cool.. I guess

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  7. Now that it's been revealed as a hoax, it's time for a real winner to step up and do it for reals.

    You know you want to =3

    Really good blog, love the content. Followed.

    Take a look at my blogs sometime if you get the chance:
    http://serenityindex.blogspot.com/

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  8. lol not surprised it was a hoax... wouldn't have been that surprised if it were real though tbh

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  9. Someone is gonna actually do this. I hope they do a whole body tattoo. That would truly be bad ass. Your face could have all your best friends, your genitals/ass could have everyone you slept with, bottom of foot could be your "friends", etc. etc.

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  10. so easy to fake, how could it not be?

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  11. It was just a transfer, but now this tattoo parlor is on the map!

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  12. haha had to be a hoax, but a pretty funny one

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  13. Does she have any real tattoos?

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  14. Shame it's a hoax, that actually quite a cool tattoo!

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  15. I'm not surprised. You'd have to be insane to actually do that.

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  16. Looks cool indeed! I wouldn't be surprised about that tattoo though.

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  17. I'm actually relieved. That tattoo was the dumbest idea.

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  18. It looked to real for a tat.

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  19. Well duh its fake! Tattoos don't look like photos good blog.
    Following ya now!

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  20. I guess everything you see today is promoting something.

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  21. Things like this happen all the time..

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  22. Hah. I knew this was a hoax when I heard about it. It had to be.

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  23. I bet somebody has actually done this now

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  24. Haha, not really fake since it was a tattoo, but just temporary. Anyways, good news ^^

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  25. Damnit, I thought it was real. That fake tattoo looks really cool.

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  26. I don't know why anyone thought it was real. It looks sort of photoshoped in that pic.

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  27. Nice post, it looks interesting. Could never get something like that for myself

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  28. When I first heard about someone getting that tattooed I was like -_- why would you ruin your arm with that. Now that I know it's a hoax.I say marketing genius!

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