Eastbourne woman has tattoo covered over on national television after husband’s confession

An Eastbourne woman went on national television to get her 22-year-old tattoo covered over after her husband ‘plucked up the courage’ to tell her it was spelt wrong.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 2:04 pm
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 2:28 pm

Shelly Hammond, from Willingdon, appeared on an episode of E4’s Tattoo Fixers Extreme last month (January 29) which saw the misspelt acrostic name tattoo on her back covered up with a colourful, sentimental hummingbird.

Husband of 13 years Mark told Shelly in 2011 that the word luscious, within the acrostic tattoo, wasn’t spelt correctly and ever since then she wanted it changed.

The 42-year-old said, “Mark found it funny when he finally plucked up the courage to tell me after five years of dating that luscious was spelt without the C. I wanted to get it covered up and I love watching Tattoo Fixers.”

Shelly Hammond appeared on E4's Tattoo Fixers SUS-200702-131857001

The tattoo was:

S - Sexy

H - Horny

E - Erotic

The original tattoo

L - Lusious (sic)

L - Loveable

Y - Yes

Shelly was given two designs to choose from and opted for a hummingbird, which she said was personable to her marriage.

Shelly said her new tattoo has sentimental value SUS-200702-131907001

She said, “We were renewing our wedding vows in Jamaica and a hummingbird was flying around a palm tree and then flew off. We were told it was unreal to see and the Jamaican man said it was a blessing and our marriage was meant to be.

“Mark and I love the tattoo, he couldn’t be any prouder. The show was the best experience ever. Thank you to everyone at Tattoo Fixers.”

To watch Shelly on Tattoo Fixers: Extreme, visit catch-up on All4.

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