We've all made stupid decisions while we're drunk that our partners
will get us for later but tattooing 'Taiwan' on your forehead is one of the
more extreme examples.
Thirty-two-year-old Brit Paul has given his Taiwanese wife a shock after getting the East Asian island's name tattooed on his forehead in massive Chinese characters, along with a green Taiwan independence flag on his chin. The result is this:
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Looks like he regrets it now. Credit: AsiaWire
Doctors have said that Paul will need 10 painful laser treatments to the tune of 200,000 TWD (£5,000) to have the tattoo lightened by laser treatment, and even more sessions to remove it completely. Ouch. That has got to be one of the worst cases of a hangover ever.
"My wife doesn't like it. She's very angry," Paul told local press, before adding 'I'm stupid', in what may be the understatement of the year.
"I love Taiwan. That's why I did this," Paul added. "But I wouldn't have done this had I not been drunk."
Paul in a slightly more sober state. Credit: AsiaWire
Bet his bar is popular at the moment. Credit: AsiaWire
The Brit, who has been living in Taiwan for over a decade and is based in the south-western city of Kaohsiung, admitted making the decision after having a lively discussion about the East Asian island's independence during a particularly heavy night.
He then entered the nearest tattoo parlour and demanded that the characters and green flag be tattooed straight onto his face.
Accused of taking advantage of Paul being on the lash, the tattoo artist responsible, Wei Cheng, insisted that he questioned Paul's boozed-up decision several times before he went ahead with the fateful inking.
Wei in his parlour with the final result. Credit: AsiaWire
Wei said that he asked Paul, 'Are you sure you want to tattoo this on your face?' before Paul replied, 'I love Taiwan. Tattoo it on my face'.
"I told him he could even be pulled over by the police, but he said he would change his passport photo," Wei added.
Such was Paul's enthusiasm for his new tattoos that he even shaved his beard himself ready for the flag tattoo, Wei explained, saying that Paul was 'very pleased' with the result. That is dedication to the pre-drinks.
He looks chuffed here, at least. Credit: AsiaWire
However happy Paul may have been with his new 'artwork', his wife was pissed off.
When asked what he plans to do about his two new tattoos, the Paul simply concluded: "I don't know."
As an avid supporter of Taiwan's independence movement, these lash souvenirs aren't the first of Paul's Taiwanese independence tattoos.
Paul is already known to have had the same green flag - an alternative Taiwanese flag designed by the World Taiwanese Congress - tattooed on his right arm last year.
One of Paul's more sensible tattoos. Credit: AsiaWire
It's all well and good to be a patriot, but be careful about how you choose to express it. Especially if it's while drunk and on your face.
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