Fan's fast tattoo a permanent reminder of meeting Tulisa
X FACTOR star Tulisa Contostavlos was "amazed" after a fan had her autograph tattooed onto her arm within an hour of meeting her.
The judge on the hit ITV show was in town for the signing of her new autobiography.
Lisa Thornley, her mum, Sue Rogers, 55, and her three children, Tierney, Trinity, and Malachy, were first in line.
The 32-year-old from Cornwall Road, Chaddesden, had Tulisa's signature and message tattooed on to her arm.
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She said: "We arrived at 10.30 this morning to queue up and we were first in line.
"I got her to write Morning Star, which was one of her biggest hits, and I am going to go straight away to get it done."
And she did just that. A little over an hour after meeting the singer she was back to show Tulisa her newest tattoo – and the star said she was "amazed".
Tulisa also helped to raise the spirits of a fan who could not make it to the signing.
Excited fans Kerry Conway and daughter Ella managed to get the former N-Dubz singer to speak to Kerry's sister, who was waiting in hospital for kidney treatment.
Kerry, 34, said: "It was amazing. We didn't tell Claire until we were in the queue what we were going to do.
"She's only 26 and is in Birmingham waiting for tests to be done and was really worried so she couldn't make it here today, but this is the next best thing.
"We even filmed it so that when her friends say 'oh yeah, of course you spoke to her' she can show them."
The pair, from Cranberry Grove in Heatherton Village, were also blown away with how down to earth the star was.
Ella, who has been a fan since the N-Dubz era, said: "She was incredible. She is just dead normal and really nice."
Another mum and daughter duo were left shaking and in tears after meeting Tulisa.
Tania, 41, and Marly Barrs travelled by bus from Ashbourne to get their copies of her autobiography signed.
Marly, 11, of Highfields Road, said: "I am so happy about seeing her, I'm shaking!
"I can't read my book yet as it's a Christmas present but I will keep it forever.
"She was also dead stylish and I loved what she was wearing."
And co-workers, neighbours and best friends Lorraine Moore, 36, and Michelle Vallis, 34, joined the line during their lunch hour.
Lorraine Moore, of Kingsbury Road, Mackworth, said: "She was so pretty in real life – and thin!
"You never know how airbrushed people are but she was lovely."