How much do you love your friends? How much do you love Facebook? How much do you love your friends on Facebook? Enough to permanently memorialize them on your body?
Well, I don't really like my friends that much, but apparently one woman does. A video entitled "My Social Tattoo" has gone viral, showing the process of the woman getting a new right arm sleeve, which turns out to be a collage of 152 Facebook friends. Here's what she says on the YouTube video info:
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.
Check out the video below:
Now, here would be my concerns regarding this particular tattoo: First, what if you fall out with one of the 152 friends? If one of them does something really nasty to you, do you really want their face tattooed on your arm? Probably not, so you're going to have to get it removed.
Also, I hope she chose the specific friends carefully. It is a snapshot of their current profile pictures I presume. She says it represents who she is right now and the time we live in. True, just be wary of the one friend who has a lookalike picture as their profile pic. You don't want Natalie Portman tattooed on your arm instead of your friend Jessica. Or maybe you do.
At the end of the video, she gives the tattoo design credit to Pretty Social, who turns out to be a company that puts your Facebook friend collages on products for you - posters, laptop covers, handbags, and more. I'm sure this is the first arm for which they've designed a collage.
So, what do you think? Interesting, fun and current? Or something she'll regret in 10 years? I wonder how these people with the WordPress and Blogger tattoos feel now, about 3 years later.