A woman who claims she is “not necessarily a fan of the royals” has tattooed Her Majesty’s face on her thigh.
Falon Cooper, 37, spent six hours under the needle after the monarch died on September 8 to complete the impressive body artwork.
She had been considering getting the tattoo since the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee in June, and this current historical period of mourning inspired her to do so.
‘I was thinking about getting a tattoo of her, but with recent events, I just thought it was a little inappropriate,’ Falon said.
‘So I just went ahead and got a simple portrait of her as she is, because she doesn’t need tattoos – she is pretty amazing as she is.’
‘I’m not a fan of the royals in general, but it’s the Queen.’ I’m not a royalist, but I took my family to London over the weekend and laid some flowers.
‘It’s just respect – she’s basically the Queen of England.’
Falon is far from the only person who has used tattoos to honor “the nation’s grandmother.”
Graham Wilson, 54, spent £1,400 and 14 hours getting his own leg tattoo of the Queen as a young and old woman.
He scheduled the tattoo on the day she died, after learning of cancellation at his favorite tattoo parlor.
Graham, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, said of his tattoo, ‘I absolutely love it.’
‘I loved the Queen; no matter who you are, you can relate to her,’ he added.
‘She’s iconic, and I just wanted to pay tribute to her,’ she says.
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