Mike Tyson makes his fans believe that he is having his famous facial tattoo removed on April Fools' Day.
Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson fooled his fans into thinking that he was planning to have his facial tattoo removed with laser treatment.
The 46-year-old, who is widely recognised for the tribal ink on the left side of his face, even tried to trend #GoodbyeMikeTysonTattoo on social network site Twitter when he announced his decision during April Fools' Day.
The retired boxer tweeted: "At the doctors office this morning. Getting this tattoo removed from my face. This is going to be painful."
Tyson later added: "Ok. April Fools. There is no #GoodbyeMikeTysonTattoo. This tattoo is with me forever."
Tyson is thought to have had the tattoo applied to his forehead and left cheek in 2003.
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Over the years, there have been rumors that Tyson was going to get the tattoo removed, but that's not likely to happen. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the boxer said he likes the ink. “A lot of stuff happened out of this tattoo, a lot of good stuff, Tyson said.Did Mike Tyson get his tattoo removed from his face? ›
Mike Tyson makes his fans believe that he is having his famous facial tattoo removed on April Fools' Day. Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson fooled his fans into thinking that he was planning to have his facial tattoo removed with laser treatment.What do Mike Tyson's face tattoos say? ›
Originally, he wanted his face to be covered in heart tattoos - so he would be recognised as 'The Man of hearts. ' However, Whitmill strongly advised against that idea and instead gave him the tribal design. In the 2008 documentary 'Tyson' the former heavyweight champ says it represents his 'warrior status.What does the tattoo mean for Mike Tyson? ›
Tyson chose tattoos of Mao and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara to reflect his anger at society and the government while in prison. The Guevara tattoo, located on the left side of Tyson's abdomen, is derived from Alberto Korda's iconic Guerrillero Heroico photograph.