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Fan covers his body with 82 Julia Roberts tattoos

posted 11 Mar 2011, 03:58 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 11 Mar 2011, 04:00 ]

Julia Roberts "super fan" shows off his 82 tattoos of the famous actress splattered across his chest, back and arms and says he plans to get even more ink done.

VALPARAISO, CHILE (MARCH 09, 2011) REUTERS - A Chilean man has taken fanaticism to a new level as he has adorned his body with an astonishing 82 tattoos of Oscar winning actress Julia Roberts.

Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic showed off his ink in Valparaiso on Wednesday (March 9) and told Reuters he is saving up to get yet another tattoo of his favorite actress though his back, chest and arms are already almost completely covered with her famous mug.

"I had to get the tattoos, but I had to see the movie to place them because it can't be just any tattoo. Its delicate," Bukovic said.

"Why Julia Roberts?" asked a journalist.

"Because the woman is great, she's beautiful, she's an American actress," Bukovic explained.

The newspaper vendor started getting the tattoos in 2001 after seeing Roberts' film Erin Brockovich in which the American actress won an Oscar for Best Actress.

All 82 of the tattoos are inspired by the box office smash and the tattoo artist responsible for the images, Leonardo Alarcon, says his loyal customer is particular when it comes to his favorite actress.

"For example, once I was talking to him tired of "Pretty Woman" [1990 Julia Roberts film] and no, he doesn't like me to talk about Julia Roberts there because she's a prostitute there. That isn't the Julia Roberts he loves," Alarcon said.

The dedicated super fan has spent upwards of $4,000 U.S. dollars and 10 years getting the images inked onto his skin and has no plans in stopping.

He told local press that he plays the lottery in hopes that he can win enough money to travel to the United States so that he can be that much closer to possibly meeting the movie star.