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AF­TER three sea­sons of putting her­self in Franky’s heav­ily tat­tooed skin, actress Ni­cole da Silva ad­mits she’s tempted to get some ink for her­self.

Although it’s un­likely to be quite as big or elab­o­rate as the colour­ful sleeve her pri­son al­ter ego sports.

“I’d have to get some­thing small, for purely prac­ti­cal rea­sons,” da Silva laughs. “The make-up artists [on other jobs] would kill me. Cov­er­ing up a big sleeve would be a big task.”

Even though some aren’t to her taste – es­pe­cially the more graphic ones – da Silva says she’s be­come very at­tached to the tatts.

“I re­mem­ber dur­ing sea­son one we took a two-week break and they re­moved them for me and I just felt very strange,” she says. “It was like I’d got­ten so used to them that they were part of my iden­tity. It was odd. I can see why tat­toos are a stamp of own­er­ship for peo­ple.”

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