KERRY Katona has revealed a brand new tattoo of an angel – inked as a touching and everlasting tribute to her late aunt who died of alcoholism.
The previous I’m A Superstar star’s aunt Angela, who the singer described as “like a sister”, died in March, forsaking three kids and a brokenhearted household.
However now Kerry has give you the right technique to commemorate her aunt, with an enormous tattoo of an angel on her forearm.
Kerry documented the method of getting the symbolic ink on her Instagram account warning followers “it is going to look useless stylish or I am going to appear to be a scaffolder and begin whistling at birds”.
“In support of our Angela, I wish to get an angel on my arms,” she defined within the first video.
Kerry gave followers a glimpse of the stencil of the tattoo earlier than it was marked completely on her physique and confirmed a big angel trying down surrounded by a leaf.
Getting the tattoo finished at her common parlour, Black and Even in Tunbridge Wells, Kerry appeared terrified as the method began.
“No turning again,” she mentioned fearfully.
She took a break from the tattooing course of to sing and dance to a track taking part in on the audio system, “to take her thoughts off how a lot it hurts”.
“I’ll cry when that is finished,” an emotional Kerry admitted.
Her followers cherished watching the tattoo come to life and despatched messages of encouragement to the singer.
“Wanting lovely woman 😍,” wrote on fan on her Instagram.
One other added: “Wow…completely lovely…I really feel your ache girl 😭😨xxx go woman 🙌💪”
And a 3rd mentioned: “Appears pretty.”
In March the singer, 40, informed how she blamed herself after Angela misplaced her battle with habit.
She informed her Instagram followers Angela had tried laborious to beat her demons earlier than her tragic demise.
Kerry mentioned she had revealed “a way of guilt” for not having finished extra to assist Angela overcome her habit.
She opened up about how her aunty felt extra like a sister to her and the household’s guilt over her demise.
“My lovely auntie Angela sadly handed away and we’re all heartbroken. Angela was extra like my sister – I’m an solely little one and grew up with my Nanny Betty, and me and Ang shared a bed room,” Kerry wrote in New.
“She was probably the most enjoyable and loving particular person – she was the life and soul of the social gathering. She’d do something for anyone.
“And he or she was such a clear freak! When she lived with me she should’ve reorganised my wardrobe about 1,000,000 and one occasions.”
Kerry added: “There’s a way of guilt the place I really feel like I may have finished extra to assist her.
“I believe we’re all feeling that as a household. She’s left three lovely, wonderful kids behind.
“Alcoholism is a vile illness. Relaxation in Peace, Ang I really like you.”
Paying tribute on Instagram, she shared a collection of images of herself hugging her aunt on the seaside and at her residence.
The final image confirmed Kerry and Angela collectively after she received I’m A Superstar in 2003.
She captioned the photographs: “My loopy, lovely Aunty (extra my sister) sadly handed away yesterday!
“We’re all completely heartbroken! Oh Ang I actually want I may rewind and let you know how a lot I really like you and I at all times wished to be you once I was little. I ought to have finished extra!”
Kerry paid tribute to Angela on the day of her funeral final month.
She mentioned: “Right this moment we are saying goodbye to the life and soul of the social gathering! Our Ange….Angela I really like you a lot and gonna miss you greater than you’ll ever know. You approach my all the pieces once I was just a little woman, I wished to be similar to you. Thanks for all of the loopy adventures we did collectively. Love you Ange.”
Kerry overcame her personal habit battle 10 years in the past.
Within the early noughties her cocaine habit, marriage woes and the lack of her £250,000 Iceland deal made her wish to finish her personal life.
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But after years of substance abuse she turned her life around when she checked into a fitness bootcamp with her mum before going to rehab in Arizona a decade ago
In a 2019 interview with The Sun, she said of cocaine: “I call it devil’s dandruff because it’s toxic, it’s manipulating, it gives a false sense of security, it’s not really there for you, it’s ruining you.”
She went on: “It’s an escapism. Taking coke is better than facing the scariest thing going on in your life. You’re constantly chasing that buzz and you don’t want the come down. The downers are awful.
“After taking drugs I used to have fits. My eyes would roll back and I’d be frothing at the mouth. I could have died, I could have chocked on my own tongue, my own saliva.”