Man tattooed almost 100 times by pals while drunk

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A WINDOW cleaner has turned himself into a human autograph book by letting pals tattoo their names on him every time he gets drunk.

Craig Graham has around 100 names, pictures and “random words” clumsily tattooed in various colours on his legs, arms and back.

The 27-year-old decided two years ago to buy his own tattoo gun with the intention of doing his own inkings.

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Between 40 to 50 friends tattooed their names on Craig.

But Craig, from Haddington, East Lothian, fell into the habit of handing the tattoo gun to pals whenever he’d had a few drinks.

The shaky mass of “designs” includes names such as “Dave”, “Scobie”, and “Drever”. Pictures include Spongebob Squarepants, Sonic the Hedgehog and the Powerpuff Girls.

But Craig has decided to call time on the amateur inkings and is shelling out a small fortune to have them covered up with professional tattoos.

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Craig’s collection even includes the Powerpuff Girls, Sonic the Hedgehog and Spongebob Squarepants.

He has already endured more than 14 hours of pain just to make a start on a cover-up tattoo on his right leg.

He said: “It all started when I bought a machine online and was having a drink in the house.

“There were initially about two or three names but then it all kept growing and growing. People just kept asking to do it and for whatever reason I let them.

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Craig has now started a long and lengthy process into getting his tattoo’s covered up.

“My friends don’t want to get them covered up because they want to keep seeing their names but I regret all the ones on my arms and legs.

“I’m not too bothered although my parents think I’m absolutely mental.”

Craig even has the hashtag for hit BBC wedding show, Don’t tell the Bride inked on his leg after a falling victim to a prank.

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Craig is getting his tattoo’s covered at Honest Ink in Musselburgh, East Lothian.

He added: “I thought about laser removal treatment but there’s a lot that would need to be done and also the money and the pain involved.

“I decided it was best to just get them covered with something new so I’m letting the tattoo artist decide what designs best.”

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