Back in early 2016, the Internet went crazy over a student who lost a drunken bet and got a tattoo of homeless Ian Beale on her thigh as a result.
Amber-May Ellis – a self-proclaimed Ian Beale superfan – said at the time she didn’t regret the EastEnders tribute, but a year later she’s ended up on Tattoo Fixers.
Pleading to the show’s tattooists, Amber-May said: “I’ve been labelled one of Britain’s biggest tossers because of my tattoo – and I need your help.”
Here’s what she presented them with:
Telling receptionist Paisley how it came about, the 22-year-old revealed:
It was last Halloween, and we decided to have a party.
Someone from two years below me at uni came and my friend was like, ‘Don’t sleep with him,’ and I wasn’t even that interested until someone said, ‘Don’t do it.’
They said, ‘If you do it you have to get this tattoo,’ and I was like, ‘Right, OK.’
And get it she did. Unfortunately though, it was never finished.
Not wanting to lose her Beale stamp, Amber-May didn’t ask Tattoo Fixers to fix her tat. Rather, she asked them to ‘improve it’.
Yup, that’s the same Ian Beale disaster just in way better quality.
Along with new and improved colour, Amber-May’s new tat came complete with a quote any EastEnders fan would be proud of: “Keep it real like Ian Beale.”
Upon seeing it, Amber said:
Oh my God, I love it, you can actually tell it’s him now! I don’t even know what to say as I didn’t think it would be this good.
Well, at least she’s happy.