Did Mihlali break lockdown regulations with new tattoo?
Johannesburg - Media personality Mihlali Ndamase is the talk of the town again after she allegedly broke the level three lockdown regulations by getting herself a leg tattoo.
This was revealed on Tuesday afternoon by the tattoo artist and Mihlali herself, who tweeted that she was “happy” about her new tiger tattoo on her calf.
The media influencer was trending at number one on social media, with some on social media rushing to her defence for the tattoo.
On her Twitter profile, Mihlali openly tweeted about her new tattoo and even tweeted in isiXhosa “Guys kuyany***”, along with a needle emoji and tears. The loose translation of her tweet meant “this is sore”.
I suspect that’s my last big piece because the pain, ha.a no. pic.twitter.com/ar277e4UhF— Mihlali (@mihlalii_n) June 16, 2020
I’m SO happy, thank you 🙏🏾😍💉 https://t.co/KQIFWM2CrD— Mihlali (@mihlalii_n) June 16, 2020
Co-operative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma’s lockdown regulations specifically exclude tattoo parlours from operating under alert level three lockdown.
Under the specific economic exclusions category, it reads: “Personal care services, including hairdressing, beauty treatments, make-up and nails salons and piercing and tattoo parlours, except those categories of services identified in directions by the relevant Cabinet member, in consultation with the Cabinet member responsible for health, as safe to resume, under specified conditions”
Meanwhile, this is how some of the Twitterati reacted to Mihlali’s new bodyart.
Twitter haaaaates mihlali and idk why— 🤎 (@lesegooo_) June 16, 2020
People who use twitter to spew hate really need help. That tatoo is on Mihlali’s body, not yours.— Siyasamkela (@SiyaMtitshana) June 16, 2020
I really like Mihlali’s tattoo— lisa k (@lisakhat_) June 16, 2020
Joking aside - based on a tweet from Mihlali’s tattoo artist, he had loss of taste (a known COVID-19) symptom.— D-N-Heyyyy 🙋🏽♂️🧬 (@AlaricPrins) June 16, 2020
THIS is what we mean when we talk about people being irresponsible.
That tattoo ain’t bad at all but of course hating on Mihlali will get you likes for that clout chasing.— Inno Matijane (@innomatijane) June 16, 2020
Lmaooo but on God , you guys are the last people to want to say Mihlali broke the law to get a tatt when you have fresh braids and fresh nails. Helang. pic.twitter.com/vzkhoKiF2p— Ms. Moeng (@fifimoeng) June 16, 2020
Sometimes I think being mihlali on this app is an extreme sport.— T-BOSE. 🌠🌠🌠 (@Thabisokale3) June 16, 2020
I mean a girl just did a tattoo and she's happy with it, but no some people try to find something negative about it.
If she's happy with it, let's let her be. pic.twitter.com/RSZ5DhBiMr