A 21-year-old tattoo artist from Queensland, Australia has some explaining to do after one of his friends asked him for a tattoo symbolizing the balance of the universe only to get an age-old symbol of male virility for his troubles, 40 centimeters of it in fact.
The 25-year-old victim, who has not been named by police, visited the home of the tattoo artist in question and was talked into getting inked. The victim wanted a yin and yang with some dragons – instead his “friend” gave him a 40-centimeter penis and an misspelled slogan that implied that he was gay.
The tattooing allegedly took place after the pair had been involved in an argument. Once the work was done, the tattoo artist is said to have punched the other man and thrown him out of his house.
Ipswich Detective Constable Paul Malcolm explained:
The victim wasn’t interested [in a tattoo] at first but he was talked into it and he said he wanted a Yin and Yang symbol with some dragons.
The bloke started doing the tattoo and there was another bloke standing there watching saying, ‘Mate, it’s looking really good.’
He was told not to go out into the sun and not to show anyone for a few weeks.
When he got home he showed it to the person he lives with and she said: ‘I dont think it’s the tattoo you were after’.
The offending artiste is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on November 15 charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one charge relating to the Public Safety Act. The victim faces the $2500 bill to have the offending tattoo removed. [Brisbane Times]