Saturday 1 October 2016

Lorry driver (34) admits regret at penis tattoo: ‘I can’t take my daughter swimming or I could end up getting arrested’

Published 04/02/2016 | 10:34

Stuart Valentino revealed that his tattoo was one of the biggest regrets of his life. Photo: Channel 4
Stuart Valentino revealed that his tattoo was one of the biggest regrets of his life. Photo: Channel 4

A father-of-three has opened up about his decision to etch an unsightly tattoo of a penis on this thigh and said it is one of the biggest regrets of his life.

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Stuart Valentino (34) appeared on this week’s episode of Channel 4’s Bodyshockers where he spoke about the giant tattoo, which he said was affecting his life as a father and threatening his job as a lorry driver.

Stuart Valentino revealed that his tattoo was one of the biggest regrets of his life. Photo: Channel 4
Stuart Valentino revealed that his tattoo was one of the biggest regrets of his life. Photo: Channel 4

The dad made the decision to etch the tattoo onto his thigh during a drunken night, using a tattoo gun which was gifted to him at Christmas.

“After a boozy night me and my mate Danny both stupidly agreed to get the tattoos done on our legs,” Valentino told the show.

“Danny chickened out when he saw mine, but there was nothing I could do at that point.”

The dad-of-three also admitted that the tattoo was an embarrassment to his wife Sam (35) and his children Callum (16), Luke (12) and Lana (11).

The lorry driver admitted that he couldn’t even take his youngest to the swimming pool for fear of offending other parents.

“I regret it now more for my family's sake. Since having the tattoo I can't take my daughter swimming I could end up getting arrested or something, I have upset a lot of people I love. It is the worst thing I have ever done.”

“I have to be careful if I jump out of the van wearing shorts with this tattoo showing, I have to be careful who witnesses it as I could get into a lot of trouble, possibly sacked,” he said.

Valentino’s wife admitted she thought her husband was “foolish”, even though it was she who gifted her husband the tattoo gun as a Christmas present.

“It is stupid, it looks like a toddler drew it. What married man and a father of four gets a giant penis tattooed on their leg? It has gone too far this time.”

“It affects our sex life, when you look down and there is another penis staring at us, it is like having an unwanted threesome I don't think life will be the same until it is gone.”

During the show, which is presented by Katie Piper, the dad-of-three underwent laser tattoo removal to banish the unsightly sketch from his thigh.

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