Heads on toast ... breakfast is underway
By TOM HARVEY
February 09, 2007
A TEENAGER has had a full English breakfast tattooed on his head.
Dayne Gilbey, 19, was inked with bacon, eggs, sausages, beans and cutlery during the six-hour session.
Mr Gilbey, from Coventry, answered a plea from tattoo artist Blane Dickinson, who wanted a human canvas for the iconic dish.
The North Wales-based tattooist etched out the brightly-coloured design, which resembles a smiling face, at his local pub The Albion, in Conwy, North Wales.
Mr Gilbey, who already has four tattoos, said: “My friends and family keep asking me why I’m doing this. For me it’s just something different which has never been done before.
“My Mum is really unhappy about it and threatened to throw me out but I don’t think she’ll go through with it.”
The full English breakfast - bacon, fried eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans and fried bread - is the best meal in the world
The tattoo design had widespread coverage in the media and Mr Gilbey said he was surprised to receive calls from Germany and Australia.
Mr Dickinson, 32, from Penmaenmawr, said: “I first had this idea four years ago so I’m glad to have finally found someone brave, or perhaps unhinged, enough to do it.
“I’m not charging Dayne but this tattoo would normally cost around £350 and must definitely be the most expensive breakfast he’s ever had.”
Mr Dickinson said his next project will involve a volunteer having their own face tattooed on the back of their head.