Man gets ‘the dress’ tattooed onto leg, says it would ‘be fun’

Posted at 7:27 PM, Mar 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-01 19:29:30-05

AUSTIN (PIX11) -- A Texas man has taken the highly controversial debate of what color "the dress" to a new level.

Daniel Howland, 24, posted a picture to his Instagram Friday with the caption "@nickyork9000 did a thing on my leg."

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The tattoo, which was done in black and blue, contains the question, "white and gold?" According to the Daily Mail, Howland got the infamous Roman Original dress tattooed on the inside of his calf at a tattoo parlor in Austin. He said he saw the dress as white and gold for a brief period while he was drinking. When he looked at it again, it was black and blue, inspiring the color of the tattoo.

After the picture was posted, hundreds flocked to social media to express their disdain for Howland's new ink. He said while he expected it would blow up, he "had no idea it would be this big." He described his unusual tattoo as "awesome but dumb."

The dress became a viral hit after it was posted to Tumblr by a woman who pointed out that her friends saw the dress as different colors. Debates over the color of the dress became a social media sensation with thousands of people  and celebrities weighing in on what color the dress actually was.

Medical experts say people may see the dress differently due to the tiny cones in the back of our eyeballs that perceive colors depending on our genes.