Lewis Flint is regretting his Henry the Hoover tattoo. By Tim ChesterUK2016-01-13 11:12:39 UTC
LONDON — We all love Henry the Hoover. The little guy has long been the country’s favourite vacuum cleaner, shuttling around the nation’s carpets picking up dust and dirt and keeping things clean.
Not sure we’d want him tattooed on our crotch though.
Lewis Flint from Grimsby, Yorkshire, got a pretty large image of the popular cartoon character stamped on his lower stomach and nether regions, with a power lead trailing round his waist to his backside. He’s spoken about the artwork on a new episode of Channel 4’s Bodyshockers, explaining that the creation is starting to affect his love life.
“When I first got it done aged 16 I couldn’t stop getting it out,” he said. “I got loads of attention and I was a bit of a local hero, I loved it.”
“But I was with a girl recently and I liked her, things were going well until we got naked. When she saw it she said ‘what’s that? I am off!’ I was gutted, I never thought I would regret my tattoo when I got it done.”
Flint got the tattoo when he was 16.
The power cord stretches round his back.
Image: Channel 4 / Bodyshockers
He ended up getting laser surgery on the show to have Henry removed, but treatment was too painful and had to halt the process – which is good news for Henry, who’s allowed to stay for the time being.
Flint opted for the classic red Henry.
“Laser is too painful for me to get rid of this tattoo, I am going to have to put up with it,” Flint decided. “The thought of that going round near my balls is unbearable.”