James Franco Absolutely Fooled the Internet With His Huge Emma Watson "Tattoo"

The ink is not what it seems.

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The Internet had a collective freak out yesterday after James Franco posted a photo of himself with a new tattoo. The fresh ink was a huge portrait of Emma Watson on the actor's neck.

Even with Franco's history of laughable temporary tats like that massive Elizabeth Taylor on his head, this one raised a lot of questions about his relationship with Watson. 

But, despite the Internet's eagerness to believe that Franco was showing his lifetime devotion to Hermione, the photo wasn't what it seemed. The tattoo was actually photoshopped by Cheyenne Randall, an artist known for adding ink to celebrity bodies. We know this because Franco actually tagged him in the caption, proving that he was trolling us all.

Randall is also responsible for Franco's author photo that features him covered in tattoos. 


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