Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Joker-Cola

Sorry, Your Tattoo Is A Real Fizzer

A British man who has proudly showed off his tattoo for 26 years was baffled to realise it actually spelt Coca-Cola. Vince Mattingley thought he had his name tattooed on his chest in Chinese writing after asking staff at his favourite restaurant to write his name in Chinese symbols. But a waiter drew the Coke words - and Vince had it etched on his chest. He only realised the mistake when he recently travelled to Thailand and a barman asked him why he had Coca-Cola written on his chest.

FOOTNOTE: He should get it off his chest.

16 comments:

Sniz said...

This is NOT real! :-) Wow. The stupidity of some people astounds me.

CamiKaos said...

that's why I would never get words tattooed on me that I couldn't read.

Mary said...

HAHAHA That is too funny! This is why you don't get a tattoo in a foreign language unless you know the language!!! I have heard of this happening more than once.

Anonymous Boxer said...

Beauty is in the eye (or the spelling) of the beholder.

Radha said...

Haha!!
The waiter at the Chinese restaurant must've really disliked this guy!!

katherine. said...

that happens more often than you would think.

My tat has a Japanese character...however I researched myself and gave it to the artist.

Les Becker said...

Apparently there are people that do that on purpose for money from big product companies - a permanent "ad" so-to-speak? I guess this guy would have to move to China to get any money out of Coca-Cola, though.

Hammer said...

Reminds me of the 80's when Americans walked around with japanese characters on their shirts and for all we knew it could have said something awful.

Corey~living and loving said...

OH my....that is so funny! Can you imagine????? lol

Amrita said...

Hi Mr Coke! He could do a Chinese Coke ad tho.

qofd said...

That's freaking brilliant.

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Man with Coca Cola tattoo loses weight, gets new tattoo...Diet Coke.


Bradley
The Egel Nest

Jules said...

What a laugh - it could have been a lot worse though - it could have been very insulting!!!!

bygpowis said...

we are all adverts if we want to be or not. the shoe, the shirt, teh car.. the tatoo. what's the difference.

i beati said...

I recently watched the Food Network Candy Convention showcasing candy tatoos like" How about a date ?""Call me" in sugar which then melts wherever it may be ???sk

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