A barman is stuck with a tattoo of Henry The Hoover on his knob because he can’t face the painful laser surgery to remove it.
Lewis Flint, 21, from Grimsby, was 16 when he had the cheeky red vacuum cleaner inked over his crotch, complete with a black lead stretching around his hip to a plug and socket on his bum.
Flint claims he was delighted with the design at first but, in news that will shock no one, soon found it hindered his ability to have a relationship… Gasp!
Speaking to Channel 4’s Bodyshockers, he said:
When I first got it done aged 16 I couldn’t stop getting it out, I got loads of attention and I was a bit of a local hero, I loved it.
But I was with a girl recently and I liked her, things were going well until we got naked.
When she saw it she said “what’s that? I am off!” I was gutted, I never thought I would regret my tattoo when I got it done.
His mum, Rachel, has said she’s not surprised the girls are running a mile:
I can’t believe he has had the tattoo, it must be off putting for a lot of girls.
You can’t take him seriously as it is ridiculous.
Lewis admitted to Bodyshockers presenter Katie Piper that the tattoo was initially a bit of a joke.
In case anyone was wondering, his other ideas included a peeled banana and Superman – which would probably have been better than Henry.
I thought I would get it done and it would be funny, a bit of attention.
The tattooist didn’t know I was only 16.
I feel like the joke is about me now, I am not telling the joke. Henry needs switching off.
Lewis also explained that his stupid tattoo has affected his body confidence saying it ‘haunts me’ and ‘puts me off showing it to other women in the future’.
He’d hoped to have the embarrassing tattoo removed, but when Lewis tried to have the laser treatment he had to ask the technician to stop after just a minute – because it was in such a sensitive area.
As a result they had only managed to begin to remove Henry’s plug from his back – hopefully he can still turn Henry on!
Lewis admitted that he can’t cope with the pain of the laser treatment, which could require four sessions, and decided to live with his bizarre hoover cock.
The thought of that going round near my balls is unbearable.
I don’t know how people put up with 20 minutes of it.
Laser is too painful for me to get rid of this tattoo, I am going to have to put up with it.
Who knows, maybe Lewis will be lucky enough to find a Hetty for his Henry.