Orlando Bloom misspells son’s name in new tattoo

Actor’s son, Flynn, is nine years old


Orlando Bloom's new tattoo tribute to his son didn’t run quite as smoothly as planned.

When a person decides to get a tattoo, it is imperative that they ensure the design they have chosen to have inked permanently onto their skin is accurate in every way.

However, when tattooing in Morse code, it is perhaps slightly understandable that slip ups may occur.

Bloom recently shared his new tattoo on Instagram, revealing a forearm design that spells his nine-year-old son’s name, Flynn, in Morse code, in addition to his birth date, 1 June 2011, 09.03am.

While several Instagram users praised the actor on his heartwarming gesture, some eagle-eyed individuals spotted a miniscule error, as the Morse code design is missing a dot for Flynn’s name.

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“Babe you spelled it wrong,” one person wrote.

“Sir I’m sorry that tattoo most definitely says ‘Frynn’,” another remarked.

Bloom’s tattoo artist, Balazs Bercsenyi, acknowledged the mistake on Instagram, explaining that it would be rectified.

“A beautiful reminder for @orlandobloom of his son,” the tattoo artist wrote in the caption.

“And yes, a dot is missing, we know, it will be fixed,” he added.

Bloom shares his son with his ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr. The couple were married in 2010 before divorcing three years later.

Last year, Bloom and singer Katy Perry announced their engagement following an on-off relationship spanning two years.

Perry later divulged how Bloom proposed on Valentine’s Day, telling American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel that the occasion was “really sweet”.

“We went to dinner and I thought we were going to go see some art after dinner, but we pulled up to a helicopter,” the musician said.

“We had champagne in the helicopter and the box was in his pocket, and he had written down everything he wanted to say in a note to divert.”

After becoming engaged in the chopper and landing on a rooftop, Perry was surprised further by Bloom with a celebration involving her whole family and close friends.