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LONDON (AP) - As a painter needs a canvas and a sculptor stone, Blane Dickinson needs a head.

Specifically, the 32-year-old tattoo artist from Wales needs a person willing to have their head tattooed. The subject? The iconic "full English" breakfast. Ideally, the image would contain fried eggs, bacon and sausages, but Dickinson is willing to accommodate personal taste and vegetarians. The breakfast typically also includes baked beans, fried tomatoes and toast.

"It's such a striking and recognizable dish," he said, "but I will gladly make changes to suit any taste or background."

A knife and fork would be tattooed behind the subject's ears, Dickinson said.

"I like to push the boundaries," he said. "I like to make people think."

Dickinson hopes to display the finished work at tattoo shows in Britain, but said that, so far, he has been unable to persuade any friends to take part.


Copyright 2007 Canadian Press