Cheryl shows off her incredible rose tattoo (@nikkohurtado)
UPDATE: It's only been 24 hours since we got a look at the full extent of Cheryl Cole's rose tattoo but unsurprisingly, reaction has been coming thick and fast - and is, how should we put it, quite fierce. Still, Cheryl's determined to ignore the haters - and has hit back at criticism that the bum tattoo goes too far. 'People are entitled to their own opinion. Personally I’ve never really concerned myself with other people’s body parts!' she's said, defiantly. But her tweets suggest the singers has been stung by some of the criticism. 'The easiest thing to be in the world is you, the most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be', she put on her account, a famous quote by American motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia, before RT-ing people in favour of her ink. Well, here at Grazia Daily we have no judgement. Just a lot of respect for anyone who can put themselves through the amount of needle-pain it must have taken to get THAT done....
When Chezza revealed signs of a rose tattoo on her lower back in March this year, we had absolutely no idea the real extent of the floral inking. Well, girls, you might want to sit down and prepare yourself for what’s coming next, as la Cole has just unveiled a photo showing the true extent of the tattoo, which covers her entire lower back and derriere. Whilst we cannot help but notice Cheryl’s rather pert bottom, we have to admit that we just cannot stop staring at the size of that tattoo. Wowzers!
Cheryl and her tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado (@nikkohurtado)
Chezza’s tattoo artist, Nikko Hurtado published the photo on Instagram earlier today, admitting he was in the process of ‘covering and re-working’ the tattoo, and whilst the photo doesn’t show Cheryl’s face, the unique piece of body art makes it pretty obvious that the bod on show is indeed that of our Chezza. Nikko added, “Really excited to show healed shots. It was some intense tattooing session. She’s tough as nails.”
Cheryl first unveiled the tattoo on tour with Girls Aloud back in February (Getty)
When Cheryl first unveiled her new inking back in February, she said “It was really painful but I think I’m done with tattoos now. It wasn’t for any particular reason. I just liked the design. It took 15 hours in total.” Nonetheless, the floral inking isn’t la Cole’s only body art- she has a tribal pattern on her little finger, barbed wire around her thigh and at one point even had a Mrs C. inking on the back of her neck in tribute to ex-husband Ashley Cole.
Cheryl's other tattoos (Getty)
The question is- what do you think of Chezza's tattoo? Is it a work of art or a step too far? Check out our pick of the best celebrity tattoos in the gallery below...