Cheryl Cole's new rose tattoo gets mixed reviews

Cheryl Cole's tattoo has been pictured in Instagram. Photo: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

The full extent of pop star Cheryl Cole's latest tattoo has been revealed in a new photo. The singer's tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado posted the picture on his Instagram profile yesterday.

Hurtado's new picture shows the tattoo covering an extensive part of the former X Factor judge's bottom and the top of her leg.

The Girls Aloud star confirmed the picture was of her and said she had been hiding the design for eight months before it was detailed.

The tattoo is thought to have taken 15 hours to complete.

She wrote on Twitter:

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@sophtweedy I have personal meaning behind it but English roses are my favourite flowers

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@lovemelovega the guy is a genius, a true artist and he helped me to cope a lot because I felt like I was in very safe hands :)

Online reaction to the tattoo has been mixed, with many fans expressing their dislike.

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@adamtweedyga awww! People are entitled to their own opinion. Personally I've never really concerned myself with other people's body parts!

But Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan was enthusiastic about the design: