James Franco fools Instagram into thinking he has Emma Watson’s face tattooed on his neck

But he misspells 'Hermione' in the accompanying caption...

James Franco has managed to fool some of his Instagram followers into thinking he has splashed out on an unusual tattoo.

The multi-tasking actor posted a picture yesterday showing a likeness of Emma Watson’s face apparently inked on his neck. In his caption, he name-checked the actress’s Harry Potter character Hermione, albeit with a slight spelling error.

I ❤️ Hermoine. Ink by @indiangiver

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Although some of his followers were initially convinced that the tattoo was genuine, with one gushing, “I saw this and melted even more!!”, it was soon pointed out that the image was actually created by an artist called Cheyenne Randall who specialises in photoshopping tattoos onto pre-existing pictures of celebrities.

Watson, who appeared alongside Franco in the 2013 zombie comedy film This Is The End, has yet to comment on the actor’s unusual (almost) tribute to her.