Here’s a lesson for anyone thinking of getting a neck tattoo.
Controversial Cronulla forward Andrew Fifita has a tattoo that goes across his neck. It has the words "Family Forever". But despite the fact it means a lot to him, he's getting rid of it.
As you can see in the photo below, it's a going to be a long, slow process but the Origin front-rower says he’s determined to remove it because it’s “not a good look” for what he wants to do when he retires from the game.
He’s currently studying to be a juvenile justice worker, helping kids get on the right track.
“I’m getting rid of it. I have to get rid of it because I guess maturity takes time to come your way,” he told The Daily Telegraph.
“I’d love to keep it, especially because my brothers have got the same message.
“But where I want to work after football, with troubled kids, it’s not a good look.”
Last year the Sharks enforcer was slapped with a $20,000 fine penalty for his on-field support for convicted one-punch killer Kieran Loveridge.
Fifita was photographed on seven occasions playing with the message "FKL" on his wrist this season, it was believed to stand for "Free Kieran Loveridge", "For Kieran Loveridge" or "Forgive Kieran Loveridge".
Fifita was snubbed for the Clive Churchill Medal despite inspiring Cronulla's historic NRL premiership triumph.
And he was not considered for the end of year Four Nations after NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said Fifita had" failed to live up to standards set by the (Kangaroos) side".
The NSW Origin prop threatened to walk out on the code and join rugby union after the Four Nations snub.
- Additional reporting AAP