By Calvin Palmer
A man in Queensland, Australia, has found out that his friend is not quite the friend he thought him to be.
The 25-year-old ended up with a tattoo featuring a 15-inch (40-cm) penis on his back, together with a misspelled slogan implying that he is gay.
Police have charged a 21-year-old man from Bundamba, near Ipswich, with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one offence relating to the public safety act. He will appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on November 15.
Police say the man, who is not a professional tattooist, talked his friend into having the tattoo while the friend was visiting him at home.
After the 25-year-old victim got home, he was horrified to discover the tattoo was far from what he expected.
The tattooing followed a disagreement between the pair that culminated with the Bundamba man taking offence at something the victim said.
Detective Constable Paul Malcolm of Ipswich police said the victim was extremely upset.
“Apparently he went round to the other bloke’s house and somehow in the course of the conversation the subject of tattoos came up,” Malcolm said.
“The victim wasn’t interested at first but he was talked into it and he said he wanted a Yin and Yang symbol with some dragons.
“He rolled him on to his stomach and the bloke started doing the tattoo and there was another bloke standing there watching saying, ‘Mate, it’s looking really good’.
“When he got home he showed it to the person he lives with and she said: ‘I don’t think it’s the tattoo you were after’.”
The man was also allegedly punched and thrown out of the Bundamba man’s house after he was tattooed.
Removal of the tattoo by laser treatment could cost up to A$2,000 ($1,968, £1,243).
[Based on a report by The Ipswich Advertiser.]