The original tattoo proved a bit premature after England lost the final (Image: Jam Press/Mae Dawson)

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A man has found a genius way to alter his 'it's coming home' tattoo that proved to be a bit premature.

Tattoo apprentice Mae Dawson, 19, shared an image of the cover up she was asked to do by a customer, saying it showed that not all England fans were bitter about the football loss.

The customer went into Stolen Space Tattoos in Bournemouth and asked for 'it's coming home' to be changed to 'it's coming to Rome', after Italy snatched the victory at the last minute.

A video clip of the original tattoo received millions of views on TikTok, and the coverup is already catching up as it had two million views and 223,000 likes within the first 24 hours of it being uploaded.

The fix was so simple yet so effective
(Image: Jam Press/Mae Dawson)

Mae Dawson did the tattoo and said it shows not all British fans are bitter
(Image: Jam Press/Mae Dawson)

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Mae said: "He had full faith in the team and thought it would be a funny joke with his friends. We thought we could make a video to show how much people get into football in England – England fans are die-hard fans.”

In the video, Mae can be seen striking the ‘H’ from ‘Home’ in red ink and adding a few letters so that it reads ‘It’s coming to Rome’.

One person, who was clearly invested after they saw the original tattoo, commented: “I’ve thought about this man’s tattoo since I saw it before the final.”

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“I actually appreciate your irony!" said another user.

"Okay but I love how you’re taking it with humour," wrote someone else.

“Thank you for not being a bad sport,” agreed another viewer.

One fan added: “I’m sorry this was the funniest thing I’ve seen all week.”

After the loss, reports of angry fans racially abusing players and attacking Italian supporters have left people in shock.

Mae then added: “We also wanted to show that not all England fans are bitter after the result like you read in the news, especially with the uproar caused and the anger that was shown by many fans.”

She has been tattooing since April this year and said it’s “definitely one of the funniest tattoos” she has made so far.

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