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Derek Marr has scooped a pie of his selection every single day for the remainder of his life after profitable a web-based competitors arrange by pastry specialists Nettie’s in Tranent.
Derek agreed to have the store’s brand – a caricature of cafe proprietor Lynnette Shields’ face – completely inked on his leg to land the weird meaty prize.
And the 34-year-old care assistant carried out the wacky stunt at native artist Brass Buddha Tattoos on Saturday afternoon.
Derek, from Tranent, mentioned “I used to be delighted to win Nettie’s Fb competitors as I’ve been a daily within the store over the previous 12 months. A few of the pies they’ve are actually definitely worth the go to.
“It was right down to me or two different guys and thankfully I managed to assemble sufficient ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ on Fb to win.
“I needed to wait a few weeks to get the tattoo performed as Brass Buddha are actually busy however I’ve to say they’ve performed an incredible job – I like the design.
“It’s an incredible competitors to win – I imply, who doesn’t need free pies for all times.”
Derek – nicknamed The Hulk – performs prop for native rugby membership Ross Excessive RFC and has mentioned he has been sharing his success with grateful teammates.
The dad-of-four added: “The blokes on the membership have been having fun with the pies as a lot as I’ve. I needed to convey a wide variety right down to the clubhouse as, to be truthful, all of them helped me win the competition.”
Nettie’s has change into well-known for serving up a connoisseur vary of pies together with Derek’s favorite – a particular rooster and haggis providing cooked in an Irn Bru sauce.
Proprietor Lynnette, 41, mentioned: “I noticed Greggs had held an identical competitors and I believed if I did the identical it will be a enjoyable strategy to interact with the area people.
“We set it up on Fb and after we selected three contributors it was Derek who ended up being the fortunate man to get probably the most likes and shares.
“I used to be delighted Derek received as he works for the NHS and all these guys have actually been by means of the mill just lately.
“I believe the tattoo seems nice and all of us sit up for seeing Derek within the store regularly to gather his pies.”