Monday, November 11, 2013

Let's hope he wasn't playing Fog on the Tyne: Paul Gascoigne visits tattoo parlour five days in a row and plays along on HARMONICA in bid to stay off booze

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Former footballer Paul Gascoigne has been feeding his new obsession to tattoos after visiting a parlour five days in a row as he continues his battle with alcohol.
The 46-year-old footballing legend has become a regular at Bournemouth Ink studio in his adopted home town, where he has been given new tattoos to add to his array of body art.
The parlour has become so used to seeing him it considers him 'part of the family' and he has even taken to playing his harmonica when he visits the studio.
Paul Gascoigne plays the harmonica as he visits the Bournemouth Ink studio where he has become a regular
Paul Gascoigne plays the harmonica as he visits the Bournemouth Ink studio where he has become a regular
He knocked out a string of tunes with the mouth organ for staff at the tattoo studio while he received his latest body art including his ex-wife Sheryl's name.
He performed his own renditions of Ray Charles' Hit the Road Jack as well as songs by Phil Collins and Van Morrison while sat on a reclining chair.
It's not the first time Gascoigne has made a foray into music after he reached number two in the UK Top 40 in 1990 with a collaborative cover of Fog On The Tyne with Lindisfarne.
Other tattoos Gascoigne has had done at the studio include a robin in a heart-shaped locket inked on to his back and a heart with wings on his left forearm to show he wears his heart on his sleeve.
 
The former England star recently said he had turned to tattoos as a way of battling his alcohol addiction.
And staff at Bournemouth Ink have said it waives the costs of his tattoos as they see it as a way of keeping him out of the local pubs and off-licences.
Robbie Matthews is one of only two tattooists at the studio that Gazza allows to carry out the work.
Gascoigne has had a robin in a heart-shaped locket inked on to his back and a heart with wings on his left forearm to show he wears his heart on his sleeve
Gascoigne has had a heart with wings tattooed on to his left forearm
Robbie Matthews tattooed the image of his daughter Bianca on his back (left) as well as the heart with wings on his left forearm (right) which shows he wears his heart on his sleeve
Gascoigne knocked out a string of tunes with the mouth organ for staff at the tattoo studio while he received his latest body art including his ex-wife Sheryl's name
Gascoigne knocked out a string of tunes with the mouth organ for staff at the tattoo studio while he received his latest body art including his ex-wife Sheryl's name
The 37-year-old from Newcastle, who has been working at the studio for nine weeks, said: 'Gazza has been in five days in a row now but he doesn't get tattoos done every day - sometimes he comes in to look at art work or just for a chat.
'He's even started playing the harmonica - it's hardly ever out of his mouth.
'He's only been learning for four days and he's not as good as he thinks he is.
'He loves Van Morrison and Phil Collins so he tries to play along to the songs while he's getting his tattoos done.
The tattoo of Bianca on Gascoigne's back which was done by Bournemouth Ink tattoo artist Robbie Matthews
The tattoo of Bianca on Gascoigne's back which was done by Bournemouth Ink tattoo artist Robbie Matthews
Gascogine shows off his new tattoo of a heart with wings on his left forearm
The former footballer looks at other artworks while his tattoo is carried out
Gascogine shows off his new tattoo of a heart with wings on his left forearm (left) which was done by tattoo artist Mr Matthews (right)
'It was funny when Gazza walked into the studio the first time because I'd actually met him a few times back home. He recognised me and I've been doing his tattoos ever since.
'I did the picture of Bianca on his back and I've just finished a robin in a heart-shaped locket on his back.
'Gazza wanted the robin because he said every time he sees a robin it reminds him of his dad.
'It was my idea to do the heart on his forearm because it's symbolic of Gascoigne - he wears his heart on his sleeve.
Tattoo artist Mr Matthews (left) said the parlour does not charge Gascoigne (right) for his tattoos
Tattoo artist Mr Matthews (left) said the parlour does not charge Gascoigne (right) for his tattoos
'Gazza says he has started to get tattoos done as a way of coping with his demons.
'We don't charge him for the tattoos - we'd rather he was with us than down the boozer.'
Gascoigne has visited Bournemouth Ink so many times in recent months the staff there now consider him a close friend.
Studio manager Jay Austin said: 'He's become a part of the Bournemouth Ink family.
'For me he's now a personal friend and he often brings in presents and signed stuff.
'He's very happy at the moment, he's really enjoying himself.'

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