Mike Tyson jokes about getting facial tattoo removed

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Mike Tyson makes his fans believe that he is having his famous facial tattoo removed on April Fools' Day.

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson fooled his fans into thinking that he was planning to have his facial tattoo removed with laser treatment.

The 46-year-old, who is widely recognised for the tribal ink on the left side of his face, even tried to trend #GoodbyeMikeTysonTattoo on social network site Twitter when he announced his decision during April Fools' Day.

The retired boxer tweeted: "At the doctors office this morning. Getting this tattoo removed from my face. This is going to be painful."

Tyson later added: "Ok. April Fools. There is no #GoodbyeMikeTysonTattoo. This tattoo is with me forever."

Tyson is thought to have had the tattoo applied to his forehead and left cheek in 2003.

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