Woman gets ‘RIP Harambe’ tattoo because she lost a bet

Knowing the lifespan of a meme is brief at best, what on earth would possess a person to get a Harambe tattoo?

If you’re DJ Laura Lux, all it takes is a dare from a cheeky friend, and a little love on social media.

he lived in cincinnati zoo, now he lives in our hearts #ripharambe 💉: @teacakeart (follow me on twitter to find out how/why this happened lmaooo @ djlauralux)

A photo posted by LAURA LUX (@darthlux) on


The Los Angeles-based Aussie told BuzzFeed that the tattoo, which went viral after she posted it to Instagram and Twitter on Thursday, was inspired by her obsession with Harambe memes.

“I had been posting Harambe memes nonstop,” she said, “and my friend dared me to get a tattoo of him, so I said if I got 2,000 retweets, I would.”

Based on Lux’s own account of the dare turned bet, it sounds like this was a bet she was happy to lose. 

“I got my other friends with big accounts to push it too,” said Lux. “It hit the mark pretty quickly… No regrets at all.”

The post quickly gained traction, and off to the tattoo parlor Lux went.

Some are mocking her new body art.

But others support her wholeheartedly.

And it looks like she’s not the only one with a Harambe tattoo.

Wow. Guess some memes are forever.

H/T Buzzfeed 

Nayomi Reghay

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