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Influencer gets Elon Musk’s name tattooed on his forehead to honour the tech billionaire

Influencer gets Elon Musk’s name tattooed on his forehead to honour the tech billionaire

Rodrigo América hopes his latest ink will have the billionaire fly him to Mars.

An influencer has taken his love for Elon Musk to the next level by tattooing his name on his forehead.

Brazilian influencer Rodrigo América from Belo Horizonte posted a video of himself getting the very big tattoo.

Next to the Tesla CEO’s name, América also got a phallic-looking rocket in a bid to have the billionaire fly the influencer to Mars.

The Daily Star reported that in the video, América tells his followers: "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."

I mean, sure, that’s one way to put it.

According to the outlet, he told reporters that his obsession with space and all things extraterrestrial began a few years ago.

He said: "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."

Since then, América has decided to get 10 alien tattoos.

He added: "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."

While the influencer hopes his latest ink will earn him a spot on Musk’s Starship vessel, he might have to wait a while.

Earlier this year, Space_Hub’s Twitter asked their followers when they reckon it would be possible for people to land on Mars.

The SpaceX founder replied, saying it would be by 2029.

In February, the South African business magnate also shared a teaser of what the expedition to Mars will look like in a five-minute simulation video.

He captioned it: "This will be real in our lifetime."

Since launching his company, Musk’s vision has included colonising Mars through the Starship aircraft, which he hopes will carry as many as 100 people at a time.

During a Humans to Mars conference in September 2020, Musk shared that creating the aircraft will require hundreds of tests before launching.

He added that while the project is moving swiftly, SpaceX still has a fair way to go.

“We’ve got to first make the thing work; automatically deliver satellites and do hundreds of missions with satellites before we put people on board," he said.

"We’re making good progress.”

Featured Image Credit: CEN. Geopix / Alamy Stock Photo.

Topics: News, Social Media, Elon Musk, Space, SpaceX