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Man Who Got #Bantz Tattoo While Drunk Has No Regrets

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Man Who Got #Bantz Tattoo While Drunk Has No Regrets

A man who got the word '#Bantz' tattooed on his face while drunk says he's got no regrets as it makes a great conversation starter.

Builder Kieran Elliot-Moore, 25, had been knocking back a few bevies when the opportunity to get a tattoo came up.

Despite knowing 'things were going to end badly', he opted for some new ink anyway and got the word #Bantz (yes, including the hashtag) above his left eyebrow.

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Kieran, from Worthing, said: "I was out having a drink and I knew I wanted another tattoo. The person refused at first, saying I'd had a few too many, but I said it doesn't matter if I was pissed - I have loads already. I want the ink.

"No one could think of anything at the time, then some bird just cracked up and goes, 'What about bantz?'

"I thought, 'Well, why not make it #Bantz?' It just went from there, everyone was laughing."

The next morning, Kieran was momentarily shocked after spotting the new tattoo in the mirror.

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He added: "The thing was, I knew I'd had it done but I woke up in the morning and thought, 'Bloody hell, have I fallen over and bumped my head?'

"I looked in the mirror and thought, 'S**t, I forgot about that!' It's still my best tattoo to date, I love it."

Kieran says he doesn't like to take his tattoos too seriously and this one works perfectly as an ice breaker.

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"Everyone has tattoos and people seem to get pressure for them to be serious," he said.

"But when someone dies or something, why do you have to depress yourself by looking at it daily?

"You might as well get something that gives you a giggle."

"This is a definite ice breaker. When you're out and about, it's hard to read because it's in fancy writing and it makes it difficult for people to read when they're face-to-face with you. When someone asks about it, it's usually a good conversation starter.

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"A lot of people think you're a d**k but it usually gets people laughing."

But as much as it gets people laughing, Kieran does admit that it can be a bit off-putting for women.

Kieran said: "The only problem is, every bird you get with I hear, 'I don't know what my parents would think of it.'

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"I have to be honest and do think I wouldn't be keen either. I wouldn't like me if I turned up with my daughter."

All in all, though, he's got no regrets over his drunken tattoo and doesn't see why some people have a problem with it.

"I don't think about anything like this too seriously," he explained. "I don't think it's a bad way of thinking about things and I even put the picture of it on Roast My Tattoos pretty often.

"It makes me laugh how irate people can get over someone else's tattoo."

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Topics: UK, Tattoo

Claire Reid
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