It’s been revealed today that one James Arthur fans is so obsessed with him that she’s had the image of his face tattooed on her thigh!
German primary school teacher Ines Koch – who lives in Bergen, south of Hamburg – has, understandably, been branded “crazy” by friends who think having the X Factor singer’s face tattooed on her leg was a tad overzealous.
However, 25 year old Ines loves the inking and told The Sun, “Some of my mates think I’m crazy for doing this, but I don’t care because it means a lot to me and my life.
“James gave me the strength to start believing in myself again…
“This tattoo will always remind me to believe in myself and to never lose my strength no matter what I have to go through.”
She added, “He has shown every person in the world, that no matter where you are coming from and no matter what you’ve been going through, it’s always important to never stop believing in yourself and to never lose faith in achieving what you have always dreamed of.”
Ines added that James’ rags to riches story has inspired her to follow her own dreams of stardom too.
She said, “I’m a musician myself and all of my mates have always told me that I have to do something with my voice.
“I never had the strength to move forward with it and to start believing in my own dream.
“Then in December I thought to myself, ‘Well, if he could get through all this, why can’t I?’
“So, I applied for the X Factor 2013. Now I’m just waiting to get my dates and the venue for my audition.
“I don’t know how far I will get there but at least I’m trying to follow my dream.
“He has inspired me so much and I will always be grateful for that. My support will never ever end and I hope I might get the chance to meet him one day.”
Would you – or have you – go as far as to have a tattoo of your music idol? Let us know, but for now, here’s a look at an interview with James last month…