A Brazilian influencer has raised eyebrows after he had Elon Musk’s name and a phallic-looking rocket tattooed across his forehead.
Rodrigo America, from Belo Horizonte, said he had got the inking because the tycoon is his idol.
He told local media that the unusual image was also his way of volunteering for a trip to Mars, one of multi-billionaire Musk’s best-known projects.
Rodrigo told local media: “Elon Musk, for me, has no explanation. What he’s doing, what he’s going to do, taking human beings to Mars, his name will go down in history. He is an inspiration to me.”
Musk’s name appears in huge letters going right across Rodrigo’s forehead.
But the rocket – because of shortage of space in his much-inked face – looks more like a capsule than a full-on blast-off.
Rodrigo – who has more than 490,000 followers on Instagram – has been obsessed with life beyond Earth for more than half a decade.
He told local media: “In 2016, I was a prison officer. I was sitting for two hours when a small thing with a big head passed in front of me, and I heard a voice saying, ‘Seek knowledge.’
“After that day, I asked to leave, I didn’t want to work in the system anymore.”
Rodrigo now has more than 10 tattoos of aliens all over his body.
He said: “I don’t know if it’s an obsession, but I know it’s a very strong thing about life on other planets. I really believe it.
“I have a 20 year old daughter, she knows all of this. She knows that if I go to Mars one day, it will be for the good of humanity.”