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Birthday tattoo for Westlife fan

Vicky Jones
Vicky Jones says she is Westlife's biggest fan and has been to 300 concerts

An 'obsessed' Westlife fan has celebrated her 40th birthday by having a tattoo of the band across her shoulders.

Vicky Jones from Abercwmboi in the Cynon Valley underwent 16 hours under the needle having their four faces etched on.

Vicky, a mother of four, has seen 300 Westlife concerts and counts herself as their greatest fan.

She said: "My children reckon I'm crazy but the tattoos are fabulous.

"All my money goes on Westlife - about 4,000 a year. I must be their biggest fan."

Singers Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and Kian Egan added their autographs two months ago. She then had them inked over onto her back, underneath their portraits.

Her daughter Stacey, 18, said: "I'm not that keen on Westlife at all. Mum's too obsessed if you ask me."

Vicky's husband Colin, 42, was also not a big fan. She admitted: "He can't abide Westlife but he doesn't say a lot."

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