LADs Declare Their Love For Strongbow Dark Fruits By Getting Matching Tattoos

You might say you love Strongbow Dark Fruits but do you love it enough to have a can etched on to your leg permanently? No? Didn't think so.

But these two LADs did.

Credit: LADbible
Credit: LADbible

Paul Gavin, 24, and Alfie Smeaton, 26, decided to pay homage to their favourite cider by getting the matching tattoos.

The two pals had considered getting tatts to cement their friendship for a while but they weren't sure on a design, until one night, while knocking back the Strongbow Dark Fruits, the idea came to them.

Speaking to LADbible, proud tattoo-owner Paul said: "We'd had a drink and were thinking about what design we could get when we decided that Strongbow Dark Fruits was something we had in common, so we settled on that.

"We both have quite a few tattoos - this wasn't even my first drunken tattoo. Alfie once tattooed my own name on my stomach.


"We don't usually have the best ideas when we're out together, but I have no regrets."

Alfie added: "We'd talked about getting matching tattoos before - Paul is like a brother to me. We had just booked a festival and were drunkenly planning how much Dark Fruits we were going to bring and one of suggested that we get tattoos of cans.

"We booked in and as the date came nearer it just seemed like a better and better idea. On the day I was just feeling excited - no regrets."

They even included each other's names at the bottom - a last minute decision, according to Paul.

Credit: LADbible
Credit: LADbible

"We just thought, we've come this far, we might as well go all the way," Paul tells me. Fair point.

Alfie said: "It was the tattooist who suggested that we put each other's names and we just thought that was a great idea."

The pair celebrated their new ink with a trip to KFC followed by a few pints of Guinness...jokes, they drank Dark Fruits, obviously.

As you can probably imagine, people's reactions are pretty much the standard, 'what have you done?'.

Credit: LADbible
Credit: LADbible

"Even when I see it, I sometimes think, 'what have I done', but I love it," Alfie adds. "My mum surprisingly likes it."

Well that's the main thing, isn't it?

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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