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Pharrell Williams : growing new skin to cover tattoos

We always knew there was a good reason for not getting a tattoo when virtually everyone else in 6th form did. One - they look tacky and nasty. Two - when middle age creeps up you start to look like a complete sad sack. Three - they're a nightmare to get off.

But not if you're a multi millionaire music producer. Pharrell Williams has decided that now he's 'a man' getting on, he'd like to reclaim his skin for the 'smooth as a baby's bum and clean as whistle' protective layer it was before he had silly scribbles etched all over it.

Williams has come up with a revolutionary way of removing his tats - by paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a whole new layer of skin grown over it, just like a snake! The procedure works by 'planting' new skin cells in a test tube and then cultivating them (a bit like you would a vegetable patch) in order that they can then be stitched over the offending mess.

"It's going to be pricey, but f**k it, it's worth it. I got fire on my arms, I don't need fire on my arms! I'm a grown man. There's an institute called the Wake Forest Institute in North Carolina for Regenerative Skin Treatment. It's basically like getting a skin graft, but you're not taking skin from you a** or legs - these guys actually grow the skin for you. First you have to give them a sample of your skin, which they then replicate. Once that's been done, they sew it on - and it's seamless."

And the best bit about it according to Pharrell? You can go ahead and have new tattoos all over again! How dumb are celebs?! Answers on a postcard.

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