I’m going bald — so I got bangs tattooed on my forehead
It’s all gone to his head.
A balding man was desperate to correct his receding hairline — so he went to a tattoo parlor to get bangs inked on his forehead in a seemingly hilarious hoax that has fooled viewers.
In the parody video, 26-year-old Gianluca from Italy managed to get a tattoo artist to “tattoo” some fake hair on his head, but was shocked to see the result, which was documented on TikTok.
The tattoo artist pretended she was doing a good job, but Gianluca was shocked—she’d left him with a fake, dark-colored “bang” on top of his bald spot.
At the end of the video, it looked like Gianluca was crying for the makeover, but it’s unclear if they were happy tears or sad tears.
The viral video, which reached 27.8 million views, seemed to pull viewers’ legs, with reactions from users around the world who couldn’t believe their eyes.
“I don’t think he’s crying because he’s happy,” one person commented.
Another agreed, typing, “I don’t know why I trusted the process.”
“It doesn’t seem like something he’ll regret at all,” joked one commenter.
Someone even joked that he should have the tattoo removed with a laser.
“He goes home to google tattoo removal prices,” the user cracked.
However, in reality it seems that he does not need to do any removal as it appears that the tattoo is fake.
In a follow-up video, tattoo artist, Maria Gina Altobelli, 30, owner of The Gipsy.g Tattoo & Piercing in Fondi, Italy, revealed how he “healed” from the tattoo.
“A few days ago I posted this video,” Altobelli explained in the clip, translated from Italian with English captions.
“Given the high number of views, I want to show how these bangs healed.”
Gianluca then slid into the frame, where he had more fake hair, presumably from a wig, stuck to his forehead where the supposed tattoo was.
“Wow, healed so well it looks real,” Gianluca joked.
However, Altobelli claimed to Caters News Agency that it actually took them an hour to complete the look.
“It took us an hour to do it because I’ve been tattooing for six years now, so I’m very fast,” she told the outlet.
She also admitted that she didn’t expect it to go as viral as it did.
“I didn’t expect all this virality from the video,” she said.
But while Gianluca and his tattoo artist may have been trying to pull a quick one on their viewers, there are plenty of people who choose to have fake body parts drawn on them.
Last month, a man from the United Kingdom got a six-pack tattooed on him to get ready for summer.
Another woman was left bloodied after having five botched eyebrow tattoos.