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A die-hard Johnny Depp fan got her idol's autograph tattooed on her arm after bumping into him recently on a night out.
NHS worker Paris Pattinson had heard the Hollywood star, 59, was in Newcastle last Thursday (June 2) touring with musician and pal Jeff Beck in the wake of his defamation trial against ex Amber Heard.
It was proven that Heard's 2018 Washington Post op-ed was, in fact, defamatory against Depp and the actor won the trial with a $15 million payout (capped at $10.35 million).
Since this victory was announced last week, the actor has been spending a lot of his time in the UK alongside Beck and has managed to bump into quite a few fans along the way.
And with an incredible stroke of luck, 20-year-old Paris managed to meet the Pirates of the Caribbean star outside a Newcastle hotel and marked the moment by getting him to sign his autograph on her arm with a marker pen.
Now that's what you call being a dedicated fan!
And to make things even more dedicated, the following day she went to a local tattoo studio - Kraken Tattoo Collective - and had the signature permanently inked onto her forearm.
Reflecting on the interaction, Paris said it was 'surreal' to meet Depp – but was so 'excited' to come face-to-face with her idol.
She said: "It was so surreal to meet Johnny, I was so excited and really nervous. I was also excited but the moment just felt surreal.
"He said 'thank you for your support and thank you for being there all the way', it was really special."
The fan story comes days after it was revealed Depp racked up a staggering five-figure bill in a curry house in Birmingham.
Obviously, Depp didn't purchase thousands of pounds worth of curries to scoff himself, but instead was joined by Beck and around 20 others as they took over the Varanasi restaurant on Sunday (June 5).
As well as tucking into a meal which included butter chicken, paneer tikka masala, lamb karahi, king prawn bhuna and an abundance of rice, popadoms and naans, the group enjoyed cocktails and Rosé Champagne after arriving at the restaurant at around 7pm.
Mohammed Hussain, Operations Director of Varanasi, told the MailOnline the restaurant had a call 'out of the blue' that afternoon in which they learned Depp wanted to visit the restaurant.
Hussain described the actor as being a 'very lovely, down to earth bloke' who spent time chatting with the restaurant's staff members as well as their friends and family members.
He agreed to pose for pictures with his fans, and his behaviour prompted Hussain to say: "You would never have thought that he was such a big star. He had a lot of time for us all."
Hussain told the Mail staff 'had to promise that [they] would not reveal the final bill', but made clear 'money was no issue'.
It's understood the bill came to around £50,000, with Hussain confirming it was 'easily in five figures' and adding: "We made more money from Depp’s visit than we did from our busiest night of the week, which is a Saturday when we have around 400 diners."