Friday 22 September 2017

Too ridiculous to be true? Dodgy tattoo as Gaeilge divides internet

Tattoo artist at work. Stock picture
Tattoo artist at work. Stock picture
The image of the tattoo appeared on Reddit and has sparked debate over whether it's a hoax or not

Eoghan MacConnell

An image of an unfinished tattoo featuring text 'as Gaeilge' is sparking debate on social media.

The image, which has appeared on Twitter and Reddit,  features an Irish phrase commonly associated with early school days in Ireland.

The image of the tattoo appeared on Reddit and has sparked debate over whether it's a hoax or not
The image of the tattoo appeared on Reddit and has sparked debate over whether it's a hoax or not

Scrawled across an illustration of a large cross with a celtic design, the tattoo reads: 'An bhfuil cead agam dul go dti an leithreas.'

For those not familiar with the phrase, it translates as 'May I go to the bathroom' and is a phrase Irish students plagued their teachers with in primary school... and probably the only phrase that most people can confidently rattle off from memory.

However, it appears the person who got the tattoo either isn't aware of its meaning or is having a bit of a laugh.

He shared the image on Facebook and told his followers: "My new unfinished piece of back art, it says in gaelic 'you will forever be in my heart'."

The picture has sparked an online debate as to whether the image is authentic or a hoax.

Online Editors

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment