Facebook Friends Tattoo Is an Advertising Hoax

They're just wash-away images to advertise Dutch shop
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 9, 2011 2:40 AM CDT
Updated Jun 9, 2011 5:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Gotcha! The so-cool sleeve tattoo of a young woman's 156 Facebook friends that made the digiverse swoon turns out to be a hoax. Rotterdam tattoo artist Dex Moelker has come clean to a Dutch newspaper, 'fessing up that the tattoo and the now-viral YouTube video about it is an advertising stunt for his business. "It's a try-out tattoo, a transfer, that washes off in a couple of days," admitted Moelker. It took a couple of hours to apply the transfer, not the 30 hours the video claimed it took to make a real tattoo. For more on the tattoo extravaganza, check out the last Newser story here. (Read more Rotterdam stories.)

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