This Kid Tattooed A Google Logo On Himself

Mar 20, 2013 • 8:26 am | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

You think you've seen it all when you read and cover Google related discussion forums and I've been doing this for ten years. Well, today I think I have one that trumps them all!

A Google Webmaster Help thread has a kid (I assume a kid) boasting he tattooed the Google logo on himself and then asks if he can make some money for advertising Google on his body.

Here is the picture he posted:

Google Tattoo

The joke in the forum thread is if Google legal will go after him for using their logo inappropriately and make him have plastic surgery to remove it.

Seriously? This pretty much looks real and I've never seen this specific tattoo before. Thing is, I've 100% never seen someone do this and ask for money.

Now if he did this to get out of a Penguin penalty, then that makes sense...

Hat tip to Matt Storms for spotting this first.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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03/20/2013 12:31 pm

I have the google pagerank equation tattooed on my one ever sees it though #geeky It's fairly common to see corporate logos tattooed on people, apple seems popular. It's definately real though, you can see where his arm was shaved....that said, whoever did it, did a piss poor job

Praveen Sharma

03/20/2013 12:33 pm

"Now if he did this to get out of a Penguin penalty, then that makes sense..." - hahaha.. Nowadays, Barry adds a lot of these funny liners at the end of his posts. Must be coming with a funny one liners blog soon.

Himanshu Saxena

03/20/2013 01:02 pm

Can i get a link on it...


03/20/2013 01:20 pm

What an asshat. Corporation, corporation, rah, rah, rah!

Matt Roney

03/20/2013 01:35 pm

Yeah, it's real, it's just not very good.


03/20/2013 06:48 pm

sooner or later he will regret it. it's like tattooing your girlfriends name and then marry someone else. and removing these things is a pain...

Matt Law

03/20/2013 09:36 pm

What happens when Google changes their logo? Or in 10 years when there is a bigger player in the market and Google is like Yahoo of today? I have 3 tattoos and they are all dumb, but I look like a genius compared to this one.

Chris Boutros

03/22/2013 05:25 pm

I don't think it is real, the Yellow O looks like a black ink pen. He shaved it sure, but I think he colored it in with ink pens

Matt Roney

03/22/2013 05:34 pm

That's probably the outline the tattoo artist drew on his arm, then filled in. It's pretty standard, actually.

Todd Malicoat

03/27/2013 03:43 pm

...and that leads me to my next't do drugs...

Michael Curtis

04/11/2013 12:45 pm

Inaccurate headline. It should read 'This kid proves that the internet was a bad idea after all'.


05/02/2013 04:19 pm That's done horribly...and hes biting off MY tattoo, fuck that kid. Next time go to a real tattoo artist not a kitchen hack job...and no i never asked google for money...

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