Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 45 Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7499 times:
True story: A teenager in Argentina went to a tattoo parlor to get the crest of his favourite football team, Boca Juniors, tattooed on his back. After the tattooist had finished, the teenager was keen to see how it looked, but unfortunately there were no mirrors in the tattoo shop. So he rushed back home to his parents to show them the tattoo, but didn't quite get the reaction he was hoping for. After checking in the mirror, he realised he didn't have the football team's crest on his back at all. It was a tattoo of a male genitalia.
It turned out the person who did the tattoo was a passionate supporter of the local rivals River Plate.
Not surprisingly, the teenager has taken the case to court.
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JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3634 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7366 times:
In future if you want a tattoo in a sport with rivalries make sure you chat up the guy on his favorite sports teams before announcing the idea of your tattoo. I hope the tattoo artist loses and has to pay a good sum of money PLUS the cost to remove the tattoo.
[Edited 2007-01-23 02:42:13]
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The guy will have to pray the judge doesn't even care for football or both River and Boca if this goes to court. If the judge is also a River Plate fan, that teenager will be SOL before the next "Clásico" between River and Boca.
Derico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4338 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7267 times:
Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 6): On a related note, the Argentinian a.nutters have been quite silent lately...
Summertime, for one. Even when the economy is in the tank people still manage to take vacations, just imagine now that times are good and the economy is booming. January is like August in Europe... good luck finding anyone home.
As for the story, not only was it a tatoo, the kid was mentally retarded (17 years old with the mind of an 11yo). It calls into question who in fact IS more retarded: the kid or the two tatoo geniouses.
Not only has their 'shop' already been warranted and searched, and shut down, but they themselves planted the evidence to be used against them if the case does go to trial, which still is undetermined if it will since the prosecution is mulling changes to the charges. It might take a bit longer than in other countries, Argentina's legal system is different from all other countries in the world, specially in the area of charging the accused.
And not surprisingly this happened in a small town, in this case Concepcion del Uruguay, on the border with that country. Should you know what happens in small towns in this country...
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