Rapper T-Pain introduced this new tattoo he got in Hawaii with a tweet: “I think this ones pretty sweet, unless facebook shuts down soon 0_o”. That’s what the guy who tattooed MySpace’s Tom on his back said in 2002.
It kind of makes sense, this “like” button tattoo, if you consider the phenomenon of bad-tattoo-as-meme (and meme-as-bad-tattoo): Maybe T-Pain is trying to embody the viral success of his music. But it’s also sort of dumb, because of the fact that he ruined his body and will be forced to spend his 70s and 80s explaining to young people what his tattoo means, after Facebook is replaced with cranial implants.
T-Pain and Gucci Mane should start their own viral phenomenon while there’s still time: Rapperswithbadtattoos.com.