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Hardcore fan tattoos entire back with Twilight

Twilight Saga: New Moon

Kimberley French

So you're a huge Twilight fan, and you decide you need some tangible way of expressing your Twi-hardness. How about a T-shirt? No, that doesn't come close to expressing your fandom. Perhaps you could start a blog dedicated to your love of Stephanie Meyer's vampires and werewolves saga? No, that's not it. What about a tattoo? Hey, that could work. What about a huge tattoo?

Well, someone's already beaten you to that idea, unfortunately.

Cathy Ward, a 49-year-old who lives in Reading, England, is so Twi-harder than other Twi-hards that she went out to get her first tattoo and came home with a tattoo of the cast of the movie series that covers her entire back.

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"I wanted a permanent reminder of the amazing series so I got a small tattoo and that turned into what I have got now," Ms. Ward, who works in a supermarket, told The Daily Mail.

It took 22 hours in a tattoo artist's chair and cost Ms. Ward £2,000 (about $3,100). So far, she's got no regrets.

"It's just part of me now. I tend to show it off as much as I can and most of the people who know me do ask to see it," she said. And how does her husband feel about it? "Francis thinks it is hilarious," Ms. Ward said.

Maybe they could get together with this guy and share a few more laughs.

Hey, it's not like anyone ever got a tattoo that they came to regret. Just ask these people. (Caution: Some may offend your eyeballs and moral sensibilities).

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