How 'fake' is Manziel's Longhorn tattoo?
MAR 14, 2013 12:08a ET
Numerous news sites, including this one, reported that Manziel had a tattoo of a Longhorn on his body. And that's true insofar as that marking is actually on Manziel's body -- Manziel isn't saying the photo in question was digitally altered. But it's not true under the traditional understanding of what a tattoo is, i.e. ink needled permanently into the skin.
"FAKE tattoo," Manziel wrote on Twitter.
So what did he mean by that?
Well, it remains a little unclear, but Manziel (who is vacationing in Mexico) said via Twitter the Longhorn marking on his body cost him 150 pesos, which is roughly $12. So if Manziel is to be believed, we're probably talking about henna or some other kind of temporary ("fake") tattoo.
It's the perfect middle ground of this little controversy.