A CHEEKY soccer fan hopes to score with the girls after he had Michael Owen's picture tattooed on his bottom.

Tattooist Martin Couley spent five hours drawing the image on Toon fan Dane Dixon's right buttock.

Football-mad Dane, 20, agreed to have the tattoo after he was impressed by Mr Couley's drawings.

He said: "You think long and hard about having a tattoo like this done because it will never come off.

"My friends and family think it is great. I think it is a brilliant tattoo -even my mam likes it."

Mr Dixon, of Newbiggin, Northumberland, said he would use the tattoo to chat up girls.

He plans to ask them if they want to kiss Michael Owen, and if they say yes, he plans to reveal the tattoo.

Mr Dixon said: "The picture is 8in by 5in and contains a lot of detail, so it took a long time to apply and it stung like mad the first time I sat in the bath, but it was worth it."

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