WOW. Talk about suffer for your art. When I saw this article about Liz Jones getting a tattoo, I assumed it was one of her usual hackneyed, ‘oh look what happens when fucked-up-little-me gets dressed up as something ridic (the Queen, Kate Middleton, a teen in wet-look leggings) and goes out onto the street to gauge public reaction’ articles, which always have some factitious arc and provide Liz with ostensible enlightenment for her piece. But NO. This time Liz has gone for it for real. She has got an enormous tattoo of a prancing horse inked onto her left arm… forever. If she did this as a Daily Mail stunt, then god help her when she comes around from the stupor the cheque they gave her to do it sent her into. But if she really, genuinely wanted a tattoo, and she loves it (I wish she’d designed her own instead of choosing one out of their catalogue), then good luck to her.
My gutteral reaction was utter shock (not loving the pink halo around the horse, makes the whole tat look sore)… but she loves horses, she lives for animals… It kind of makes sense. And hopefully it will make Liz a bit less judgemental of others (yeah, right).
Here’s the pic… what do you think?