Brits who got barmy tattoos of their favourite politicians – from Farage to Bojo
Nigel Farage will make his first appearance on I’m A Celebrity tonight in a bid to engage with young voters – but the Brexit Party founder has no shortage of admirers as it is.
The politician, 59, will reportedly pocket up to £1.5million for appearing in the jungle that will be crawling with spiders and snakes.
Speaking about taking part, he said: “I just think there’s a big young audience out there that watches the programme. They’re people who are worth talking to and I’ve been messing around with TikTok for the past couple of months. You’d be surprised – there are a lot of people out there who are interested in what I have to say.”
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But the thought of Farage's loyal fans always brings us back to one woman who proved she was the most dedicated one of all to the loud mouth GB News presenter.
Kerrie Webb immortalised the gin selling broadcaster on her arm with a sizable face portrait. Showing off the masterpiece on Twitter in 2015, she said: “Must be very brave or completely stupid cos some might wanna beat me up for having a Farage tattoo.”
Farage was the leader of UKIP when Kerrie, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, decided to pay tribute to her political hero. And reacting to the super fan, he told Breitbart London: “I’m stunned, and somewhat flattered that anyone would defile their body for me.”
Farage also tweeted a picture with the woman and wrote: “Brilliant to meet Kerrie Webb at #UKIP15, she’s made my day.” Responding, she said: “Thanks… on cloud nine.”
Kerrie went on to say Farage was her “hero” and meeting him made her feel like a teenager. And despite being years on, her X bio still proudly reads: “Girl with the Farage tattoo.”
But Kerrie is not the only Brit to get a bonkers tattoo of their most cherished politicians and below we look at more examples.
Having a huge portrait of a snarling Boris Johnson inked to your stomach may sound bizarre to many – but not for Kidderminster man Kenny Wilding.
That’s because big-hearted Kenny got the detailed tattoo to raise money for a young woman, Megan Smith, to have cancer treatment.
She sadly later died aged just 27 but at the time Kenny said: “It all started when I saw Megan’s GoFundMe page and saw she needed to raise money to save her life. It is her last chance of survival so I wanted to do something to help.
“I have other tattoos, including a big hunting scene on my back, and chose to get Boris tattooed on me as I thought it would raise a lot of money. I think Bozza is a legend and have never seen anyone with a tattoo of him.”
Kenny raised £800 to the cause and Megan’s sister, Terri Smith, said it was a “brilliant idea” and thanked him for making people laugh during a difficult time.
It’s not just right wings leaders who get immortalised by voters and one teenager who got Jeremy Corbyn permanently etched to his body said he did so to “make a statement”.
Kierran Horsfield was just 18 when he got the questionable ink of the then Labour leader on his back in 2015. At the time he told The Standard: “I got the tattoo because I believe in JC's message very strongly and feel he can change UK politics forever.
“JC is more in touch with the people then anyone in the Tory party, he understands the damage that austerity does to working class families while the Tory party avoid discussing it.”
The York lad did receive some trolling for the Jezza tatt after it went viral on X. One account called Never Again wrote: “Worst tattoo nightmare? When you ask for Jeremy Corbyn, but get that Kentucky Fried Chicken guy.”
But a year after publicising it, Kierran told the Guardian: “It definitely says I don’t take what I put on my body too seriously, but I like that. I have no regrets. Jeremy Corbyn has the strongest mandate of any Labour leader.”
When Donald Trump was announced as the next President of America in 2016 it caused shockwaves across the world – including in Britain.
But one roofer from Salisbury, Wiltshire, was so thrilled by the news that he got a giant tattoo of the tycoon on his leg alongside the slogan: “In Trump We Trust.”
Explaining the mind-boggling concept, he said: “I don't agree with everything [Trump] says but I think he might be the man to turn things around for America.
“There are times when he goes too far and of course he splits opinion, but he says things I agree with too.
“I'm not a huge fan of Hillary Clinton and I think she's been part of the establishment for too long. “Trump coming from the outside might make a difference.”
Dave said the controversial piece divided opinion and that some people compared it to Hitler – but he responded by saying that Trump was not a mass murderer for a start.
He added that “great art is always controversial” and he had no regrets about spending seven hours under the needle.
A final example is Aphra Wilson who knows all about unusual ink requests from being a tattoo artist herself.
But unlike the other people mentioned here, she inked her own body in tribute to former Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond.
The SNP politician is holding up his fists in the drawing across her leg and he has “Saor Alba”, meaning Free Scotland, written across his knuckles.
Explaining her thought process back in 2014, Aphra, who runs Spaghetti Tattoos in Fife, said: “I’m a tattoo artist and that’s how I express my feelings about things.
"The whole referendum process is down to Alex Salmond and I think he should be remembered for that. We might have lost the referendum but we have a young and new generation of politically awakened people that won’t give up.
“I did it myself. It’s on my right leg and took about tow hours. I guess it’s to keep myself motivated and to keep the dream of hope over fear alive.”
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