That “girlfriend gets tattoo of her boyfriend on her arm” guy

If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen me tweet this picture, a Facebook thread made by one Sara Hartley for her boyfriend Austin Knill.

It’s hilarious, it’s cringe worthy. It had all the hallmarks of being a hoax. The first paragraph dragging the reader in with an insane story and positive replies. You just knew it was going to end badly.

Hey baby, I wanted to show you in person, but I’m gonna be in Calgary a little longer than I expected. But anyways, Surprise!!! Thanks again so much for paying for it, the spa was the best valentine’s gift a girl could ask for.

Of course it’s a hoax. But it’s golden viral material. Good job Austin!

But Knill says he is taking some steps to stop the prank going further: “Her account has been deactivated for fear that some of the fake photos could be traced back to real people. Though I was in this to troll, the last thing I want to do is cause people grief for being mistaken as my psychotic ex.” (openfile)

Author: Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

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