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12/09/2013 09:36 BST

Cheryl Cole's Bum Tattoo Artist Paints Surreal Portrait Of Ex-Girls Aloud Singer (PICTURES)

The man behind (no pun intended) Cheryl Cole's bum tattoo has proved his skills extend beyond defacing the derrières of the rich and famous, after painting a convincing portrait of the former Girls Aloud singer.

Nikko Hurtado has shown what an oil painting the Geordie beauty is, depicting her with a ruff around her neck and a pair of antlers on her head in the surreal piece of artwork.

The US-based tattoo artist spent six long sessions tattooing Cheryl's bum - something which she is said to have paid £12,500 for.

He recently said of the former 'X Factor' judge: "She really doesn’t know how beautiful she is.

"She’s tough, man. But she’s also so wonderful and very down to Earth," he told The Sun.

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