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Last Updated: Monday, 11 October, 2004, 13:50 GMT 14:50 UK
Mum backs Westlife with tattoos
Beth Evans
Beth Evans spent 10 hours having the tattoos done
A Swansea Valley mother has backed her claim to be Britain's biggest fan of the boy band Westlife by having their faces tattooed on her back.

Beth Evans, of Pontardawe, spent a total of 10 hours at a tattoo parlour having pictures of the band etched on her.

The 32-year-old mother of three said she was in agony during the four sittings but has no regrets.

The tattoos run from her neck to the bottom of her spine but there is no picture of Brian McFadden who quit the group in March.

She said: "I've always wanted a tattoo and I was looking at ones of tigers and animals for my back.

"But then a friend said to me 'You love Westlife so much you should have pictures of them done instead'.

I though it was a brilliant idea - it proves to the world that I am their most dedicated fan and means I can support the band in my own way."

She took pictures of singers Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan along to the Skin 'n' Ink parlour in Swansea.

Westlife performing on a BBC show in 2001
Ms Evans said her children think the Westlife tattoos are 'cool'

The four tattoos were done in separate two-and-a-half hour sittings.

"I was in agony but it's well worth the pain now," she added.

"The only problem is that everyone else get the pleasure of looking at them except me - I have to use two mirrors to be able to look at my back.

"I love the music - my favourite songs are Flying Without Wings and World Of Our Own.

"Of course it helps that they're so good looking.

"My favourite is Mark - he's got the voice of an angel."

Ms Evans said her children, Nikki, 10, Lizzie, four, and three-year-old Joseph think she is the coolest parent at their school.

"My kids think it's pretty cool - they love the tattoo - and so do their friends," she added.

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