If you have any tattoos, you’ll know that the first one is always the most important. For many of us, we rushed our first tattoo and got a really rubbish one just because we wanted one. I myself have Lynyrd Skynyrd lyrics on my arm and the tattoo was carried out by a man in an attic shop in Stoke. Yeah, it’s not great.
However, this 17-year-old boy didn’t get a choice when it came to his first tattoo, and sadly it wasn’t exactly put in a place he could hide it.
After catching the young boy stealing a bike from a man with one leg, a tattooist decided to mark him for life by tattooing his forehead.
Tattoo artist, Maycon Wesley, tattooed ‘Eu sou ladrão e vacilão’ on the child which translates from Portuguese to ‘I am a thief and a loser’, reports the Mail.
As you can see from the video, which was apparently recorded on Friday, they sit the young man in a white plastic chair before tattooing the words into his forehead. The man filming laughs and says: “It’s going to hurt.”
According to the BBC, they also cut the boy’s long curly hair back so that the tattoo was even more visible.
The words aren’t exactly done well, and they’re massive.
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After the tattoo is finished, the tattooist asks the child whether or not he likes it. Ouch. Bit mean.
Speaking to Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, the teen said: “I asked them to make the tattoo on my arm but they said they would do it on my forehead and started laughing.
“I begged them to break my arms and legs instead.”
The boy denies trying to steal the bike, instead insisting that he had fallen over it while he was ‘very drunk’.
The tattooist and his friend, Ronildo Moreira de Araujo (whose voice you hear in the video), were both arrested on suspicion of torture on Saturday.
The boy’s family saw the video on Friday and contacted police as he had not returned home. Luckily, he was found on Sunday.
A crowdfunding effort has been set up for him to be able to afford laser tattoo removal. This has since attracted some criticism.
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