When Jersey gets under your skin...

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SOME people show that they are proud of where they come from by flying flags, supporting football teams or wearing T-shirts.

But, increasingly Jersey Beans are turning to a more permanent way to show off their patriotism – tattoos.

According to one local tattooist, a growing number of Islanders are getting themselves inked with Jersey-themed artwork.

And they are not just stopping at flags or badges, with requests for everything from detailed landscapes of Mont Orgueil and other local landmarks to intricate sketches of Jersey cows, homages to Bergerac and even Jèrriais.

Jon Denny-Mallen (42) runs Skin Deep tattoo studio in Hope Street and said that more and more Islanders were coming to him asking for local tattoos.

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