Despite what you see in Hollywood movies, few of us look truly angelic while sleeping, with a stray trail of drool being far more likely than a delicately fluttering eyelash.
Personally, I would spontaneously combust with embarrassment if somebody took a picture of me while I was sleeping, knowing full well this would not result in an oil painting.
Alas, for one poor woman from Portsmouth, her open-mouthed, noisy slumber has been commemorated for all eternity – inked onto the skin of her own husband.
Kelly, 37, was left ‘horrified’ after husband James McGraw, 40, opted to have a painfully unflattering photograph of her face tattooed onto his thigh.
The photo appears to have been taken aboard a plane, and shows Kelly fast asleep and snoring away, blissfully unaware her husband was snapping a sly couple’s selfie.
James then went on to have the much-loathed image recreated on his own flesh, in what was apparently an act of revenge towards his missus for giving him a dodgy haircut.
He said, “I was doing a charity walk in Morocco walking the Sahara desert and I got her to cut my hair. On the back, she’d messed it up completely. I knew I had to get her back.”
He also made sure that his wife got to see the results as soon as possible by stating that the he had left his money home.
“I called her and said ‘Kel, I’ve left my bank card at home. Can you bring it to the tattoo shop?’ As she walked in with the kids she was gobsmacked. She didn’t know what to do with her face,” said the dad who got a high-five from eight-year-old son, Jayden.
This is apparently just the latest development in an ongoing prank war between the couple that has been waged for nearly 25 years. And – as of yet – there appears to be no sign of a truce.
James revealed, “We have five kids and we’re joking with them all the time too. When my little boy saw the tattoo he high-fived me. We’re all jokers in the house. The kids were just laughing. My friends call it the McGraw Madhouse.”
However, it could well be James has taken things a step too far this time, with Kelly having since expressed a genuine – and very understandable – hatred for the tat.
Kelly told how she regarded this latest prank as being on ‘another level’:
“I was horrified. I couldn’t believe it. I hated the photo so much. I just can’t look at it properly without laughing. It’s horrific and he’s added more chins.”
She added, “He needs to watch his back because karma’s a b***h. I’ll think of something to get him back, but it’s going to have to be really, really bad to top that.”
As of yet, there is no news as to what Kelly is plotting in retaliation, but this one’s going to be tricky to top.