Rock fan eyes record books with tattoo collection

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London, Dec 8 (ANI): A tattoo fanatic, who has 12 autographed pictures of celebrities including Ozzy Osbourne and Suzi Quatro etched into his skin, is hoping his collection will lead to his name being entered into the record books.

Steve Porter, from Strelley, Nottingham, has 24 tattoos of actors and rock stars covering his body.

Recently, rock star Alice Cooper signed a tattoo of himself on the 41-year-old's right leg, taking the tally of autographed pictures to 12.

Porter rushed to his favourite tattoo parlour to make the signature permanent before it rubbed off, as he does after every successful signing.

An image of Lemmy, from rock band Motorhead, will be the next tattoo to adorn Porter's body, and the civil servant is confident the founding member of Motorhead will put pen to skin.

"Originally I had them done because I was into female faces and I liked their beauty. But rather than just go for faces off the wall, I decided to go for celebrities," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

"They have got to be someone who has influenced me throughout my life, not just someone who is famous. I wouldn't have Jordan done, because she isn't my cup of tea. I don't admire her or anything like that.

"Lemmy would be good because he has strong facial features and I don't want a perfect face.

"I want to contact Guinness to see how many autographed tattoos would be a world record because by signing them, 12 of the celebrities have validated the pictures themselves," he added.

Porter had his first celebrity tattoo of Andrea Corr in 1998. (ANI)

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