A builder says he has no regrets after getting #bantz tattooed on his forehead while drunk.
Ink-loving Kieran Elliot-Moore, 25 from Worthing, says he had initially forgotten about going under the needle during a night out – and thought he may have bumped his head after waking up in the morning.
But he looked in the mirror to find he had actually had #bantz inked on his face above his last eyebrow.
The tattoo mad builder says he has no regrets about the ink and frequently uses it as an ice breaker to start a conversation.
Kieran admitted that he knew “things were going to end badly” after deciding to get a new tattoo during the drunken night out.
After a night on the booze, the 25-year-old was momentarily taken aback after seeing himself in the mirror the next morning.
He said: “The thing was I knew I’d had it done but I woke up in the morning and thought ‘bloody hell have I fallen over and bumped my head?
“I looked in the mirror and thought ‘s**t I forgot about that!
“It’s still my best tattoo to date, I love it.”
The builder admitted that doesn’t take his tattoo too seriously and has no regrets about the unusual design.
He said: “Everyone has tattoos and people seem to get pressure for them to be serious. But when someone dies or something why do you have to depress yourself by looking at it daily?
“You might as well get something that gives you a giggle.”
“This is a definite ice breaker. When you’re out and about, it’s hard to read because it’s in fancy writing and it makes it difficult for people to read when they’re face-to-face with you. When someone asks about it, it’s usually a good conversation starter.
“A lot of people think you’re a d**k but it usually gets people laughing.”
But he admitted that it can lead to awkward moments while meeting women – who aren’t always keen to introduce him to their parents.
Kieran said: “The only problem is every bird you get with I hear ‘I don’t know what my parents would think of it.’ I have to be honest and do think I wouldn’t be keen either. I wouldn’t like me if I turned up with my daughter.”
Luckily, the 25-year-old takes any abuse in his stride and regularly shares the photo of the day he first got the tattoo.
He said: “I don’t think about anything like this too seriously, I don’t think it’s a bad way of thinking about things and I even put the picture of it on Roast My Tattoos pretty often.
“It makes me laugh how irate people can get over someone else’s tattoo.”