It's been a while since we had a tattoo story here at the Tavern, although the phenomenon of wearing your heart on your skin rather than your sleeve continues to exert the fascination of the completely incomprehensible.
Some, however, are more incomprehensible than most*: this is from one Danielle Power, 27, a nurse and part-time model from Romford, quoted in the Independent:
"I'm constantly updating my tattoos; I tend to go in every couple of months. My left arm is covered in roses, and I've got an owl and a ball of wool on my chest – I'm really into arts and crafts."
You don't say!
*The same, of course, could apply to the teenager who now proudly sports a likeness of Boris Johnson on his left thigh - so far beyond boggling that I couldn't think of anything sensible to say about it at the time.
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