A South Derbyshire tattoo artist who has inked many famous people is set to feature in a TV show marking 100 days since the Manchester terrorist attack.
Kevin Paul, who has tattooed stars such as singer Ed Sheeran, will feature in Manchester: 100 Days After The Attack which looks back at the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22. The devastating attack saw a suicide bomber detonate a device in the foyer at the concert, killing 23 people and injuring 250 including children.
The show will be shown on ITV tonight, Tuesday, August 29, at 9pm, narrated by actor Christopher Eccleston, who played the ninth Doctor Who.
Kevin, who grew up in Newhall and now lives in Melbourne, became the first artist to tattoo inside a hospital by inking a victim of the Manchester bomb attack as part of the programme.
He was asked to tattoo the iconic Manchester Bee onto the back of Martin Hibbert, who was left paralysed after the attack when he attended the concert with his daughter at the Manchester Arena.
The artist was contacted by Mr Hibbert who was just 10 metres from suicide bomber Salman Abedi when he detonated the device.
He has shared poignant pictures of his work with Martin, who "died three times on the surgeon's table" following the attack. The football agent suffered 22 shrapnel wounds, one which went through his spinal cord leaving him confined to a wheelchair.
The Manchester bee, which represents the worker bee, and is one of the best known symbols of the city. After the bombing the bee was used a symbol of strength.
The tattooist was filmed giving Martin the special tribute during the hour-long ITV special programme which follows the journey of some of the victims who survived the sickening attack.
Mr Paul is famed for his inkings on stars such as Sheeran and One Direction's Harry Styles, as well as Burton's very own Hollywood actor Paddy Considine.