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This Guy Actually Got a Tattoo of the Shrug Emoticon and It’s Epic

Niv Dror


Ever felt like shrugging your shoulders is just too much work? The solution to your problem may be simpler than you think: a tattoo.

Just follow the lead of Niv Dror, the recent recipient of a shrug emoticon tattoo — also known as a shruggie — who will never have to slightly raise his shoulders to show he doesn’t care about something again. He’ll only have to hold up his wrist.

Dror — a writer and social editor for Product Hunt — documented his ink adventure on social media Tuesday, beginning with a tweet that read, “It’s decided. Getting a ¯_(ツ)_/¯ tattoo.”

He then shared a video of himself in the tattoo artist’s chair followed by a photo of the finished product. “¯_(ツ)_/¯ is my most frequent response to people over text (and a highly recommended keyboard shortcut),” Dror told TIME. “I’ve wanted to get another [tattoo] for a while now but wasn’t particularly set on anything. If you know me the shruggie is a very fitting one.”

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