A man got a tattoo of #TheDress on his leg

#TheDress is the most important news story of our era, resulting in the creation of dress apps, dress erotica, and way too many serious thinkpieces about the science behind optical illusions. So it’s no surprise that someone would end up getting #TheDress tattooed on their leg

Tattoo aficionado Daniel Howland posted a picture of his new body art on Instagram this weekend. The tattoo is a picture of the striped dress, accompanied by the words, “White and gold?”

@nickyork9000 did a thing on my leg

A photo posted by Daniel Howland (@danielhowland) on

At first, it’s easy to assume that the photo was faked, with Howland possibly shaving part of his leg and then drawing the dress in sharpie. However, the art does match the style of other work by his tattoo artist, who posted a photo of the tat from another angle. 

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On Sunday, Howland returned to Instagram to proudly display another picture of his newly healed tattoo. Because nothing says “timeless work of art” like a viral Twitter meme. 

Congratulations, Daniel Howland. We’re sure this was a good decision that you will not regret in a few days.

Photo via Daniel Howland/Instagram


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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor