"A couple of my friends thought I had been a little too active towards the ladies lately and wanted to punish me," Stian Ytterdahl told the local Romerikes Blad newspaper on Tuesday. "When we were at McDonald's on Monday, they said I either had to get a Barbie tattoo on my ass or the receipt on my arm.
He chose the latter.
"Now I'm a living billboard, but I think it's all just fun. Maybe it won't be as fun when I'm 50 or 60 years old, but that's my choice."
Now the story has gone viral around the world, Ytterdahl has even set up a dedicated Facebook page, 'Stian Ytterdahl's extraordinary McDonald's Tattoo', for his new skin art.
"Tattooing a McDonald's receipt onto your arm is actually quite absurdly cool!" he wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday morning.