Tattoo Fixers Fans In Bits As Manchester Bombing Victim's Stepdad Gets Tribute Inking
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The stepdad of one of the victims of the Manchester terror attack left Tattoo Fixers viewers in tears, as he appeared on the show to get a tribute to his late son.
Coronation Street superfan Martyn Hett was killed in the devastating attack in May 2017, and he had previously appeared on Tattoo Fixers to get a inking of his idol, Deidre Barlow, in 2015.
Anne Kirkbride played the much loved character on the cobbles for 43 years, before passing away from breast cancer in 2015.
Martyn got a huge tribute inking to his icon on his leg by artist Jay Barlow in the same year, and his stepdad Stuart Murray now wanted to get a permanent tribute tribute of his own during Monday's episode, following the Corrie superfan's tragic death.
"Life was going great really, and then on 22nd May someone came up behind Martyn and blew himself up," explained Stuart on Monday evening's Tattoo Fixers.
"Police are there saying 'give us details' and all I could think of is, 'If there's one there, with a Deidre tattoo on his left leg, that's Martyn'.
"I feel that what Martin created through his tattoo has been taken away from the earth by this person, but I want to put that back in the world.
"All that evil out there, they've taken away something from us, and I want to stand up to it.
"All I've seen in Manchester is strength, resilience and love, and I think that message has to ring louder than any other message. We can get through anything together."
We're so proud to have Martyn's step dad in the studio :heart:#TattooFixers- TATTOO FIXERS - E4 (@E4TattooFixers) October 1, 2018
Stuart's inking from E4's parlour was taken from an image of Martyn dressed up as Deidre on a night out, and viewers were in bits over the emotional tribute.
"What a beautiful tribute...and what a great job was done. Brought a tear to my eye," shared one of the show's viewers.
Echoing the above sentiment, a second added: "Never thought I'd cry when watching Tattoo Fixers but that hit me hard."
"Heartbreaking seeing a guy on Tattoo Fixers who lost his son in the Manchester attacks," tweeted a third Tattoo Fixer fan.
As his tattoo was unveiled to him, Stuart went on to say: "You can take the life out of Martyn, but you can't take Martyn out of our lives."