Man Gets ‘The Blue/Black Or White/Gold Dress’ Tattooed On His Leg
Daniel Howland got a tattoo of ‘Blue/Black’ The Dress that captured the Internet by storm on his leg.
The Dress Tattoo: Black and Blue
Howland, a tattoo artist who appears to be nearly covered in body art, lives in Texas, where he had a friend, Nick York, do the tattoo for free. The Dress polarized the nation, it seemed, when it went viral last week, with some seeing The Dress as blue and black and others as white and gold.
What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind?
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 27, 2015
Howland says he saw The Dress as blue and black, while his tattoo artist, York, saw white and gold. For his tattoo, Howland went with a black and blue dress, with the message “White and Gold?”
A photo posted by Daniel Howland (@danielhowland) on
“I pretty much got it because, I mean, I keep up with all the social memes and hysteria and whatever, and this is the only one that I really couldn’t wrap my brain around. So I just decided to do it,” Howland told BuzzFeed News.
Both Howland and York agree the tattoo may be stupid, but it makes them laugh. “I think it’s a stupid tattoo. That’s why it’s funny. Because it’s stupid,” York admitted.
The Dress Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign
Meanwhile, The Dress also lives on as a prop in Salvation Army South Africa’s anti-domestic violence campaign. The organization tweeted a photo of a badly bruised and beaten woman wearing a version of the dress in white and gold with the message, “Why is it so hard to see black and blue?”
— Salvation Army IHQ (@SalvArmyIHQ) March 7, 2015