This rapper tattooed a hashtag on his face

Dappy, known for a song called “No Regrets,” wants to “stay trending 4 ever.”


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Apr 7, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 12:43 pm CDT

A British rapper and reality star took his Twitter obsession to the next level with a new piece of ink—a hashtag tattoo on his face.

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Naturally, Dappy, known for a song called “No Regrets,” posted a selfie of it to help explain his reasoning: “simply 2 make sure IT stays trending 4 ever.”

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And by the way, the reason I got a # Tatted on my FACE was simply 2 make sure IT stays trending 4 ever 😂

— Dappy (@TheDappy) April 5, 2014

Sadly, Dappy is not even trending on Twitter, but of course, people are talking about it. How could they not? A few pedants have pointed out that Dappy actually just got the hash symbol tattooed on his face (and not an actual hashtag, e.g. #Dappy), but he’s mainly turned into the butt of people’s jokes.

So Dappy from N-Dubz has had a hashtag tattoo on his face ‘to make sure his face is trending forever’. Not sure I can comprehend this yet…

— Tom Bailey (@Bails_07) April 7, 2014

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Dappy from N-Dubz has had a # inked onto his face. I believe it’s known as a ‘[email protected]’.

— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) April 7, 2014

Dappy has done the unthinkable – he has made Twitter uncool. ps. Yes, that IS a hashtag tattoo on his face.

— Periwinkle Jones (@peachesanscream) April 7, 2014

And with talk that Twitter might get rid of hashtags, Dappy’s tattoo might soon become obsolete.

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Also, doesn’t this guy look familiar?

H/T Independent | Photo via @TheDappy/Twitter

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*First Published: Apr 7, 2014, 11:08 am CDT