Orlando Bloom has fixed his Morse code tattoo so that his son’s name is now spelled correctly.
The Carnival Row actor unveiled the ink on Instagram last week and explained that the series of dots, dashes, and numbers on his forearm was Morse code for his son Flynn’s name, alongside numbers representing the date and time of his birth.
However, he was alerted to a glaring error when his followers pointed out that the tattoo did not spell Flynn, in honour of the nine-year-old he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr, but “Frynn”, due to a single dot missing from the second letter.
The 43-year-old was quick to correct the mistake and saw the funny side of the error as he showcased the altered tattoo in a black-and-white snap on Instagram on Wednesday.
“Finally dot it right! How do you make a mistake like that?” he joked, before blaming a Morse code translator he had found on Pinterest for the spelling mistake.
“Fortunately I know how to spell Sidi. Forever my boy,” Orlando added alongside a picture of another new tattoo, this time featuring the name and image of his dog on the inside of his forearm.
After Orlando’s fans had pointed out the mistake in the original ink, tattooist Balazs Bercsenyi took to Instagram to share a picture of himself with the actor, and acknowledged the misspelling in the caption.
“A beautiful reminder for @orlandobloom of his son,” he wrote beside the picture. “And yes, a dot is missing, we know, it will be fixed.”
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