In world of tattoos, Kevin's got X Factor, say celebrities
X FACTOR tattooist Kevin Paul is to star in his own TV show.
Derby's Kevin, whose latest X Factor "customer" was winner James Arthur, has revealed he is to be in a four-part mini-series.
Details are currently being kept under wraps, but the show will be a fly-on-the-wall look at Kevin and his celebrity clients.
Kevin said: "The plan is that it follows me and what I do so people understand what the work entails."
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James, who won last year's competition and shot to number one with his first single, is not the only X Factor star to be worked on by Kevin – he will tattoo other finalists.
Kevin said: "I'm basically going on tour with them and working on all of them.
"I am up in Manchester this week and then down in London and Brighton next week.
"With James I will be spending about 40 or 50 hours on him. But that is stop-start between rehearsals and performances."
James will be having two full tattoo "sleeves", from his knuckles to the top of his arms, done in a very distinctive style.
Kev, 34, said: "One of the pieces is going to be a King Arthur design but with a west coast gangster theme. It's a really original design."
Life for Kevin has changed drastically since he first tattooed rock band Cradle of Filth front man Dani Filth in 2009 at Bloodstock Festival.
Last year he shot to fame working with the likes of Ed Sheeran, JLS and Frankie Cocozza.
He said: "I didn't get into it to meet famous people. When I work on them I don't really think about who they are.
"I know some people are getting into it for that side of things and you do get to go to red-carpet events.
"But people don't see me getting up at half five in the morning, working in a freezing warehouse and then getting back home at 10pm."
And with a wife and three children ranging from seven months to 14 years old at home, Kevin has a difficult juggling act to work with.
He said: "I try and take them all with me as much as I can. My two-year-old, Rocco, came with me to the X Factor tour the other day and played with all the finalists."
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