Tatt’s the way to do it for Brits

Tri­ana Blake MAGS FROM JUST

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

BRI­TAIN is go­ing tat­too-crazy with more and more go­ing un­der the nee­dle to fol­low in the foot­steps of their favourite celebs.

The num­ber of tat­too par­lours open­ing in the UK has dou­bled in the last three years, new fig­ures show.

Pop star Ri­hanna, her ex-lover Chris Brown and ac­tress Se­lena Gomez have all re­cently flaunted new de­signs on so­cial net­work­ing web­sites.

And now their fans are flock­ing to get inked, too.

There has been a 112 per cent rise in tat­too par­lour start-ups since 2009, busi­ness in­sur­ance provider Sim­ply Busi­ness found.

In Scot­land, the in­crease is a stag­ger­ing 388 per cent and in Lon­don 263 per cent.

Ja­son Stock­wood, from Sim­ply Busi­ness, said: “The so­cial per­cep­tion of tat­toos has changed as a re­sult of me­dia, celebrity and fash­ion trends.”

Ri­hanna had the Egyp­tian god­dess Isis tat­tooed un­der her breasts and Gomez has num­ber 76 on her neck in Ro­man nu­mer­als.

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