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An Aussie rules footie fan has cause to regret a drunken visit to a Phuket tattoo parlour after the Thai needlesmith misread his written instructions and labelled his beloved Geelong Cats the "Gay Premiers". According to the Geelong Advertiser, the unfortunate bloke - known only as Neville - wanted to celebrate his team's …


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  1. Jim Hunter



  2. Neil
    IT Angle

    IT/Paris angle?

    Ah, who cares... it was funny!

  3. Rick


    In the imoratal words of Chris Tucker "DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORDS THAT ARE COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH!!" this case apparently a literal translation as he did write "right arm" and "left arm". As for the Gay Premier 2007 fittingly was in Phukit..

  4. Dogbyte

    At least...

    ...If he suffers a severed arm they'll know which side to reattach it.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    Well, if you will break the rules...

    First rule of Tattoos - Never get inked while drunk.

    Second rule of Tattoos - Never get names tattooed unless you're REALLY sure you can live with it.

    Third rule of Tattoos - Don't break rules one and two AT THE SAME TIME.

  6. Anonymous Coward


    They'll know which side to reattach it as it'll be the side missing the arm.... Now if he happened to sever both arms *then* it will be useful ;)

  7. John Walker

    Can anyone confirm...

    if John Burns' eyebrows aren't also tatooed on? They're amazing!

  8. Adam Buckland
    Dead Vulture


    ...Arf and thrice Arf...

  9. Pum

    tattoo anecdotes

    Friend of mine used to be a tattooist, and told me some funny things that occurred, such as:

    Customer: Do you do tattoos while I wait?

    Tattooist: Yes, or you can leave the arm here and pick it up next Thursday.

    Yes, people really ask that! Also, he never tattooed anyone who was drunk, and if anyone wanted a name that was not a parent or child of theirs then he'd only give an appointment after 24 hours to let them think it over properly.

  10. Aaron Harris

    Missing Arms

    "They'll know which side to reattach it"

    That's OK as long as the surgeon operates with the guy laying on his front!

  11. bluesxman

    RE: Well, if you will break the rules...

    Don't forget the most important rule of all ... never indulge in self mutilation in some shady tattoo parlour abroad ... Notwithstanding the language barrier evident in this case -- say hello to your new BFFEs Hepatitis + HIV (etc)!

  12. Mark Allen
    Paris Hilton

    UK Law says must be sober

    Not an expert on this, but I am pretty sure that in the UK you must be sober to get a tattoo. Tattooist would have to turn you away if you are drunk... and this is a good reason why.

  13. Sir Runcible Spoon

    tattooing whilst drunk

    I would never go to a tattooist who was drunk.

  14. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    missing arms

    No problem, put patient on back, point thumbs upwards, start stitching.

    First aid 101, no need for labels.

  15. Anonymous John
    Paris Hilton

    Paris Hilton?

    I asked for a picture of the Eiffel Tower!

  16. Dane Bramage.

    How Fitting!

    This is classic to any Aussie from outside of Victoria.

    'Aussie Rules' or AFL, is referred to by most non-Mexicans as GayFL!

    Maybe the tattooist could read the note OK, he's just been to, or has friends, in Oz.

  17. Morely Dotes

    No doubt the inked one is a breeder.

    Darwinism: Just say, "Faster, please!"

  18. Tim Brown

    @Aaron Harris

    Why would he have to be lying on his front? No matter which way he's lying, there's only one side which is the right, and one which is the left. Or do you assume the surgeon's grasp of anatomy is as bad as yours?

  19. dave

    Scotland Forever

    A friend of mine wanted a "thistle" with "Scotland forever" tattooed on his back. Again in Asia, finally got the tattooist to understand what a thistle was via a rough sketch. He ended up with a "Scotland Forever" inscribed under a pineapple!!

  20. Martin Huizing

    My friend

    had a tattoo of a heart on her lower back. She wanted to see it in the mirror so she asked it to be up-side down.

    Whenever she wears a short shirt it looks like she has a butt on her bum!

  21. Paul

    @Tim Brown

    Lol at you. The irony of you calling someone stupid. Did you not grasp that was the whole point of the joke?

  22. Sceptical Bastard

    Divine retribution

    What a great story! I'm still chuckling.

    It serves the prat right and shows that even a forgiving God has no time for knuckle-scraping slope-browed Ocker sports fans.

  23. Sarah Davis

    gay tattoo

    i feel sorry for this guy (she sais grinning) but it's not just the typo, it's really poor quality workmanship, perhaps the tattooist had had 15 pints as well, or maybe he wasn't a tattooist at all but the guy was too drunk to realise

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