Vin Los, a 24-year-old model from Montreal, wants to be the most famous man in the world. That sounds like an ambitious goal, but I’d say he’s taking way to seriously. Vin has actually tattooed the word ‘fame’ right across his forehead along with another 23 words designed to make him stand out. The man’s face, neck and torso are haphazardly covered in an assortment of tattooed words and phrases.
If you’re able to ignore the tattoos, you’d notice that Vin is actually quite a handsome man with a perfectly chiseled body. Which is why I believe the tattoos are doing the opposite of what he intends – they’re actually taking away from his natural good looks. The fact that he’s covered his body with so many weird words like ‘lick’, ‘scream my name’ and ‘guilty’ is so unbelievable, that people actually thought the tattoos were fake.
So Vin recently created a video to prove that his tattoos were indeed real. In the footage, he is seen rubbing makeup off of his body using a wet rag, revealing the real tattoos underneath. His own name is revealed on his stomach in huge letters, along with words like ‘sex bomb’, ‘iconic’, ‘Tokyo’ and ‘New York’ on other parts of his body. He also has hair tattooed on his chest and stomach.
“Drawings don’t mean anything to me,” Vin explained. “It may sound like I have bad values or something, but my tattoos aren’t just for me. I want to be an image for people to look at, something that has an impact. Everybody who sees me is bound to ask questions: ‘Why fame? What’s his life like?’” Vin started getting inked at the tender age of 16; today, he has 24 words tattooed on his face alone.
“A lot of people ask me if I’m scared I might regret it one day. If I was indecisive, I don’t think I would write on my face,” Vin said. Surprisingly, Vin is quite relaxed about choosing the words that permanently reside on his face.
“It’s very superficial. I’ll go on YouTube and listen to all the big hits and I’ll just take words from these songs. For example, “Top of the World” is from the song by The Cataracs, but it’s also what I want.” His icons, he says, are people like Marilyn Monroe and Kim Kardashian, who impress him with their ‘disproportionate level of fame’.
For now, his strategy seems to be working – Vin’s tattoos are receiving a lot of attention online, which is exactly what he wants.