Social Needleworking: Woman Gets Tattoo of 152 Facebook Friends

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UPDATE: What a relief — turns out nobody was crazy enough to permanently get Facebook ink. According to CNN, it was all a publicity stunt for a tattoo artist, and the tattoo itself was temporary. Read our original story below.

Always wanted to prove just how popular you are on Facebook? Try wearing your friends on your sleeve. Literally.

In this video, a woman has her 152 Facebook friends tattooed on her arm. The whole process takes two weeks and leaves her with a colorful statement of just how friendly she is. YouTube user Suzyj87, from the Netherlands, posted the video, entitled “My Social Tattoo,” one week ago. She commented on the clip, “After months of work I want to show you all my social Tattoo. Pretty amazing right? I’m really proud of it. Hope you like it too!”

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Recently, it seems Facebook poking has taken on a whole new meaning. In January, rapper T-Pain got a tattoo while on vacation in Hawaii that read “You Don’t Have to Like Me,” the word “like” appearing in the form of a Facebook button. Last year, this woman wanted us to follow her on Twitter so badly that she dedicated the top of her left arm to the cause.

So next time you are choosing your default profile picture, do make sure you like it. This one could last forever.

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