A tattoo on a man’s back that reads ‘KANGAROO’ is causing confusion in a small town in New South Wales, Australia.
The tattoo is on his left shoulder, with the word ‘K’ above it.
“It’s not a kangaroo,” his brother told The Daily Telegraph.
“He’s not wearing a kungaroo or a cow.”
‘Kungaroo’ tattoos have been popular in Australia since the 1960s and 1970s, but they have never before been seen on a person’s body.
The Daily Mail’s sister paper The Age reported on the incident, saying it had prompted questions and concern in the small town of Lismore, where the tattoo was spotted.
“People are trying to work out who did it and what the significance of it is,” Mr Sainsbury said.
“The whole thing is really just a bit of a bizarre coincidence.”
‘The only way to protect a cow’ The tattoo, which is on the left shoulder of a man, was spotted by a neighbour after he spotted the tattoo on the wall of the Lismorrie Inn on Friday morning.
The neighbour contacted police and the tattoo has been removed.
“We’ve had a lot of phone calls from people saying ‘oh, my goodness, it’s a Kangaroo’, so we just got the tattoo removed,” Mr Ritchie said.
The man, who is not named in the newspaper, told the newspaper he was unaware that the tattoo had been taken.
“I don’t know what to think about it,” he said.
The Lismora Inn has an area called ‘The Yard’ where people gather to discuss local issues and the local community.
“You can see a lot more Kangaroos and I just don’t really understand what is going on,” Mr Vainio said.
Lismory, a small Australian town of around 300 people, has had several incidents involving tattoos before.
In 2015, a man was fined $5000 after a tattoo of a dog on his chest caused confusion at a pub.
The incident led to a debate about the practice.
The NSW Government has been investigating the incident.