Bengals' Chad Ochocinco Makes Like Mike Tyson and Tattoos His Face

John Breech@@johnbreechCorrespondent IJune 11, 2009

First it was touchdown dances, then it was changing his last name, and now it appears the Bengals' Chad Ochocinco has one upped himself again—No. 85 just got tattoos on both sides of his face.

Around 6:30 p.m. (Jun. 10), Ochocinco laid this bombshell on his almost 5,000 Twitter followers:

"Yall might not believe me but my tatoo guy is here and I getting my face done, looks cool to, don't be mad just accept the Ocho please."

Forty-five minutes later, Ochocinco proved that his tweet was no joke when he posted two pics of his freshly tattooed face (one is above, the other can be seen here).

For anyone that doubts the authenticity of the Twitter account, it only takes ten minutes of reading tweets to realize that this is no one other than Ochocinco.

The tattoo in the photo above is the state of Florida, while on the other side of his face, it looks like two crosses.

Most Mike Tyson fans remember Kid Dynamite for two things: biting off Evander Holyfield's ear and putting a tattoo the size of Rhode Island on his face.

Ochocinco's tattoos are much smaller, but has No. 85 finally reached the crossroads of sanity, or is this just part of his grand plan to be the most famous football player on the planet?

Update: Ochocinco now claims, via his Twitter account, that his tattoos are fake. Although they were still on his face after today's practice.

If they are fake and Ochocinco's goal was merely to punk the media and add 3,000 twitter followers at the same time, then consider it mission accomplished.

The real shocking news here is that Ochocinco knows how to use Twitter.

So does this make him crazy? Not Crazy? Crazy brilliant? Or should Bengals fans just enjoy and rejoice because the old fun-loving Ochocinco is back?


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