Friday, July 23, 2010

Backo Jacko

What do you do when your musical hero dies? Perhaps make a small corner of your bedroom into a memorial, with posters and the odd candle? Feel sad for a day or two before moving on?

Or should you have a massive tattoo done instead?

Guess what Mandy Taylor went with:

The 43-year-old of Shelley Close, Lewes, was left devastated when Michael Jackson suffered a heart attack and died at his Los Angeles home in June 2009.

Ever since, she has been plotting how to pay homage to the moonwalking, crotch-grabbing star.

And after going under the needle at Lewes tattoo parlour Tizzs, life-long fan Mandy says she is thrilled with the results.

You spend a year thinking it through, and you still can't come up with a reason not to have a massive face drawn on your back.

Still, it's a stunning likeness. Not, admittedly, much of a likeness of Michael Jackson, but it's certainly a stunning likeness of somebody.