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Notorious Finks bikie says he wants to ‘remove his face tattoos and turn his life around’ 

Notorious Finks bikie with ‘tuff luck’ tattooed on his eyelids vows to remove his ink and turn his life around after admitting to bashing his friend

  • Finks bikie Troy Fornaciari, 35, has decorated his face with multiple tattoos
  • Wollongong Local Court has heard how the father-of-two wants to change his life
  • Defence lawyer Graeme Morrison said Fornaciari was embarrassed by his tattoos

A notorious Finks bikie with ‘tuff luck’ tattooed on his eyelids has vowed to remove his ink and turn his life around after admitting to bashing his friend.

Troy Fornaciari lent his Harley Davidson to Jacob Nyrhinen – but his friend crashed it on the Princes Highway at Dapto in 2017.

Fornaciari, 35, went to the scene on the crash and, angry that his bike had been damaged, began bashing Nyrhinen in the head while paramedics tried to stop him. 

Troy Fornaciari appeared the Wollongong Local Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to a number of charges including affray relating to the incident in 2017

The 35-year-old had erupted into violent rage after a friend had crashed his Harley Davidson on the Princes Highway at Dapto

The 35-year-old had erupted into violent rage after a friend had crashed his Harley Davidson on the Princes Highway at Dapto

Court documents showed a paramedic said: ‘Let’s worry about your mate’s injuries before we worry about the bike’. 

But Fornaciari would not stop and paramedics were forced to lock themselves inside the ambulance as they waited for police to arrive, The Daily Telegraph reported. 

Police reported finding an ‘agitated’ Fornaciari pacing outside the ambulance.

Fornaciari, who has been in custody since February last year, appeared the Wollongong Local Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to charges including affray.

Fornaciari’s defence lawyer Graeme Morrison has revealed to the court how Fornaciari plans to change his life.

Troy Fornaciari face has been transformed with a variety of different ink etched on his skin

Troy Fornaciari now sports ink on most areas of his face, including the works 'tuff luck' on his eyelids and 'not guilty' on his cheek

Once clear-skinned (left) Troy Fornaciari now sports ink on most areas of his face (right), including the works ‘tuff luck’ on his eyelids and ‘not guilty’ on his cheek

He said Fornaciari was now embarrassed by his notorious facial tattoos and wanted them removed.

Once clear-skinned, Fornaciari sports ink on most areas of his face, including the words ‘tuff luck’ on his eyelids and ‘not guilty’ on his cheek.

‘He’s reached an age where he doesn’t want to keep doing what he’s doing,’ Mr Morrison said.

He told the court Fornaciari’s behaviour had spanned from mental health issues and a traumatic upbringing. 

Mr Morrison told the court his client had start to take responsibility for his actions.

However, Crown Prosecutor Natalie Olender argued Fornaciari’s prospects for rehabilitation were low.

‘He was capable and able to impose acts of violence when things didn’t go his way.’

The case has been adjourned for sentencing on May 2.  



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