What do tattoos and viral social media posts have in common? It turns out both are really hard to get rid of! That's a lesson one 72-year-old man recently learned the hard way. Back in the day, Shigeharu Shirai was a prominent member of a Yakuza-affiliated Japanese gang. In 2003, he allegedly murdered a rival gang leader and escaped to Thailand, where he has lived for 15 years. Shirai was married to a local woman and probably enjoying a lovely retirement — until someone snapped a few pics of his distinctive tattoos as he played a game of street chess. The shutterbug posted the photos on Facebook and the post went viral.
😂 the man is smiling like, "Finally. What took you guys so long?"— Ruby Hare (@RubyHare322) January 12, 2018
he's smiling because the person that took the photos sin't around anymore.— zzeronerzz (@zzeronerzz) January 12, 2018
I read the news in Thai and the reason there are his pics online was because he bragged about his tattoos to teens there so they took pics of it and share on fb 😂— blinkshinesmile (@blinkshinesmile) January 13, 2018
So this crime boss just decided one day that he was going to rock flower nipples.....— 🦈 (@DanielTea93) January 12, 2018
From the front it looks like a really tight unbuttoned Ed Hardy shirt.— Fran Snarkenton (@KeepMNBlue) January 12, 2018
Which is only a crime of fashion.