Actor's Tattoo Is Misspelled. Worse: It's His Own Kid's Name

Morse code ink gets the little guy's name wrong
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2020 7:19 AM CST
Orlando Bloom Just Got a Tattoo for His Son. One Problem...
Orlando Bloom, a cast member in the Amazon Prime Video series "Carnival Row," poses at the premiere of the series at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Getting a tattoo that honors your child is a rather sweet thing to do. Orlando Bloom would like to show you his, for his son Frynn—er, Flynn. The latter is the real name of the 9-year-old, the actor's only child with ex Miranda Kerr, but the former is the misspelled version that ended up on Bloom's forearm, per Fox News. The 43-year-old showed off his new ink Tuesday on Instagram, with a clear view of the Morse code lines and dots meant to represent Flynn's name. The image's caption: "new #tattoo can you guess who?"

Eagle-eyed fans fluent in Morse soon pointed out the cringeworthy error, however: Flynn's name was misspelled, missing a crucial dot and making the "L" in Flynn reads as an "R." "If the Morse code is supposed to spell out Flynn then there is a mistake," one person noted in the comments. In his own Instagram post, Bloom's tattoo artist, who shared a picture of the two together after Bloom's process, called the arm art "a beautiful reminder for @orlandobloom of his son" and noted, "Yes, a dot is missing, we know, it will be fixed." The tat also includes Flynn's birthdate, which is January 6, 2011, at 9:03am. (More Orlando Bloom stories.)

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