Fans Think Orlando Bloom Just Spelt His Son’s Name Wrong In New Tattoo
Bloom posted a black and white photo showing off his new ink, along with a selfie with tattoo artist Balazs Bercsenyi, along with the mysterious caption: "New #tattoo can you guess who?"
In the comments, the actor went on to confirm what many people had been speculating, saying the lines and dots are Morse code spelling out 'Flynn', the name of his son with ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr.
The numbers, he explained, were the date and time of Flynn's birth.
"It's Flynn in MORSE CODE and his dob [date of birth] and time," Bloom wrote.
That's all very sweet, but the only thing is, many people reckon there's a problem with the tattoo itself - claiming that the Morse code isn't actually correct.
Morse code for 'R' is dot dash dot, while 'L' is dot dash dot DOT.
With that in mind, it would seem the code used in Bloom's tat spells out FRYNN, rather than Flynn.
The code in Bloom's tat is:
. . - . . - . - . - - - . - .
The code for 'Flynn' is:
. . - . . - . . - . - - - . - .
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I mean, if anyone meets Bloom, has a quick glance at his arm and actually realises there's a Morse code error, then fair play to them.
But I'd imagine for the most part he can probably just get away with smiling and saying: "Yeah, it's Morse code for 'Flynn', which is the name of my son."
Plus, at least he did actually know his son's date of birth - unlike this dad, whose loving gesture went slightly pear-shaped when he accidentally got the wrong year inked on his arm.
Worse yet, he didn't even realise until he posted it on Facebook.
Dad-of-three Gavin Sharples, 34, told LADbible: "When we first booked the appointment I said I would like Archie's (my son) name and date of birth. At first, I got the year wrong and said 2019, but my fiancée corrected me and told them it's actually 2018.
"So we attended the appointment and Sam went first with no problems. It was me up next and the tattooist put a print on my arm and I said it looked perfect, not realising the year of birth was wrong.
"After the tattoo was finished, I still didn't notice."
After proudly posting a picture of his new body art on Facebook, a mate commented to drop the bombshell.
He said: "It was then a friend of mine commented on my post and said, 'Gav, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but wasn't Archie born in 2018?'."
"I then looked at my arm. My face fell and my heart nearly fell out of my a***hole. I looked again and yes, it was the wrong bloody year.
"And that was it - my partner, friends and family all couldn't resist but laugh so hard they nearly passed out; my friends on Facebook have loved this but I cannot wait to have this corrected."
Told you it could have been worse.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Orlando Bloom