Most of the time, tattoos can be a bit dumbfounding, and you can be left wondering ‘why would you want that on you for the rest of your life?’ but if you ask them, they’ll tell you what the meaning behind it is.
But this one, this one is going to need some explaining.
While it’s pretty self evident what it is, the explanation comes when people ask why he thought it was going to be a good idea.
Mind you, it’s quite original, got to give him that.
Kenny Ollerenshaw, a trucker from Cumbria, has a tattoo on his chest which makes it look like he’s a teeny tiny little truck driver steering the rest of his body.
If you can’t picture it, this should explain things.
It’s a bit of an optical allusion at first, but once your eyes have adjusted and realised what you’re looking at, you might agree with me and think that it looks like something out of Independence Day.
Father-of-one Kenny, who lives in Silloth, loves the tattoo which he says is ‘interactive’ as it moves with him. In total, it took four hours to complete and straight afterwards he showed his son.
Later, Kenny said: “He thought it was cool but I wasn’t expecting it to go viral, it’s all gone a bit mad and my son has told my mum that I’m famous.”
“I kept looking at it in the mirror and thinking it’s just crazy. You should see what happens when I tense my pecs.
“My family are all on board with it. The way I look at it is if people don’t like it then they don’t have to wear it.”
He does admit, however, that the artwork hurt him a bit as tattooist Richard Batey neared the final stages, blaming the pain on a lack of adrenaline.
“You’re supposed to fuel up on sugar before you have one done but all I’d eaten were a couple of burgers,” he said.
Batey, who also has experience with cars, felt qualified to do the tattoo due to his good mechanical understanding. He also thinks that this tattoo is the first of its kind.
“When Kenny came in he was up for having this done as a chest piece. The result is just the start. There’s a long way to go,” The tattoo artist said. “It has 1.1 million views and 2 million likes on Facebook, and it isn’t even finished yet.”
He added: “It’s what I’d call an interactive tattoo and it’s more of a shocker than anything else.
“It’s got the ability to make an entire room of people smile and laugh and get them talking.”
Well it’ll certainly do that. Mind you, I actually quite like it. What do you think?