An image of an unfinished tattoo featuring writing ‘as Gaeilge’ is sparking debate on social media.
Scrawled across an image of a large cross with a celtic design, the tattoo reads: ‘An bhfuil cead agam dul go dti an leithreas’. The image features the caption: “My new unfinished piece of back art, it says in gaelic ‘you will forever be in my heart.’”
The Irish phrase translates as, ‘Can I go to the toilet’ and is familiar to many people from their school days. The picture has sparked an online debate as to whether the image is authentic or a hoax.
The image was posted on Twitter by FensterDJ who mused: “Can’t be real, can it? No it can’t possibly be ..... but could it?”
Twitter user responses included one who said: “I speak about 12 words of Irish, and even I know what that means. Can’t be real. (please be real).”
Harry Covére said: “Imagine getting words tattooed without googling the hell out of them. And maybe y’know, a dictionary?”
Some users suggested the tattoo may have been inspired by a joke image posted by Tweeter ‘Michael Collins’. The image of a couple embracing on a beach states: “In Ireland we don’t say ‘I love you’, we say ‘An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas’ which means ‘You will be forever in my heart’.”
Another said: “Who doesn’t have an unspoken bond with their throne room?, in a chaotic world we all need a place for respite, and the quite, dignified contemplation of the day’s events.”
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