We can picture it now: A cozy scene in front of a blazing fire, 50 years hence. “Gather round, children. It’s time your Grandpa finally explained why he tattooed a McDonald’s receipt on his arm at the tender young age of 18.” Because yes, that happened.
Forever inked into the dermis of the Norwegian teen is his full receipt from a Mickey D’s meal on Monday, according to Gawker, citing Norway’s Rb.no, that yes, reports the news in Norwegian. He’d been “a little too active” with women, and his friends said he either had to get a Barbie tattoo on his derrier or the McD’s tattoo on his arm.
And because he’s a teenager, he listened to his friends and went with the McDonald’s tattoo. The tattooist posted evidence of the ink on Facebook with the caption, “My weirdest tattoo yet.”
He’s not stopping there — the tattoo parlor asked him to get more ink with the receipt for his McDonald’s tattoo on his other arm… and he agreed.
“Now I’m a living billboard,” he reportedly said, “But I think all this is just fun. Maybe it won’t be as fun when I’m 50 or 60 years, but it’s my choice.”
Sounds like he’s agreeing with his future self who will be saying, “You putz. What were you thinking? You weren’t, of course. Now how’m I gonna tell my grandkids that their bodies are temples? Sigh.”
At least he can bask in the warmth of McDonald’s approbation — a spokeswoman for McDonald’s Norway says “We’re obviously talking about a loyal customer.”
Yes, if loyalty means you’re stuck with the decision you made at the insistence of your teen cohorts. Very loyal.