Penis tattoo sparks criminal charges

A Queensland man is facing assault charges after tattooing a 40cm penis and a crass slogan on his mate's back. Photo / Thinkstock
A Queensland man is facing assault charges after tattooing a 40cm penis and a crass slogan on his mate's back. Photo / Thinkstock

BRISBANE - A Queensland man faces criminal charges after allegedly tattooing a 40cm-long penis onto his mate's back.

Police have charged a 21-year-old man from Bundamba, near Ipswich, with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one offence relating to the public safety act.

He will appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on November 15.

It will cost the 25-year-old alleged victim about $2000 to remove the lewd tattoo.

It depicts a 40cm-long image of a penis and a misspelled slogan implying the man is gay.

Police said the pair had a disagreement before the tattooing.

Ipswich Detective Constable Paul Malcolm said the victim was mortified by what happened to him.

"The victim wasn't interested (in a tattoo) at first but he was talked into it and he said he wanted a Yin and Yang symbol with some dragons," Det Malcolm told the Queensland Times.

"The bloke started doing the tattoo and there was another bloke standing there watching saying, 'Mate, it's looking really good.'

"He was told not to go out into the sun and not to show anyone for a few weeks.

"When he got home he showed it to the person he lives with and she said: 'I dont think it's the tattoo you were after'."

- AAP

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