A 34-year-old man from Southend has been telling our Chief Reporter about how he has lost his job after he asked a tattooist for ‘that guy from The Jam’ and it ended in disaster – his leg now has an image of the racially controversial Golly doll from Robinson’s Jam instead of his music idol Paul Weller.
Paul Inkin told Southend News Network that he regrets not clarifying his choice with the head tattooist of Knuckles and Buckles Tattoo Parlour in Victoria Road, Southend.
He said: ‘I went in there last week and asked the artist for ‘that guy from The Jam’ and he looked at me like I was an idiot – I assumed it was because he hadn’t heard of Going Underground and That’s Entertainment.’
‘It only took him about an hour, and when he finished he covered it with a bandage and I went on my way. I took a sneak peek when I got home and my heart sank when I saw that my leg was emblazoned with the Golly character from Robinson’s Jam.’
‘I work for a community outreach programme in Hackney in London, and when my boss caught a glimpse of it I was dismissed on the spot.’
‘All they keep telling me in the shop is that they gave me exactly what I asked for. Surely he should have double-checked first.’
’Other than some pub in Grays, I can’t even go out for a drink anymore.’