Johnny Depp superfan asked actor to sign her hand at York Barbican — then turned it into a tattoo

Michelle Boudin, 35, had a tattooist trail on the star’s scribbles after he wrote about her after a performance.

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Fortunately, the Hollywood A-lister noticed her — and she now has a permanent memory of her affection for him.

Johnny Depp sings Michelle Boudin’s hand

Michelle says she kept her left hand dry for two days, while keeping it out of the shower, to preserve the writing before getting the tattoo on Thursday (9/6).

She said: “I knew if I got an autographed photo or whatever, I’d just lose it, so it had to be a tattoo.

“I love my tattoo, it’s perfect, and I think he would love it too. I’d like him to see it. I have other tattoos, but there’s no one else in the world I would do this for.

‘I’ve always wanted to meet him. He’s just so sweet.

the tattoo

“He really makes his fans feel like they belong by calling them his family and being so thoughtful. He makes time for people.

“You just have to see how he is.”

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Michelle has been a huge fan of Johnny Depp since the age of 15, when she saw him in Sweeney Todd and the Pirates of the Caribbean.

Michelle Boudin, age 35

On Tuesday, from 2:00 PM to 11:45 PM, she stood pressed against the barriers along with hundreds of other admirers, trying to get the star’s attention as he left the performance.

Security personnel put up more barriers before they could let him out because the crowd was so large, she said.

But while fans clamored for Depp’s attention, Michelle was delighted to be the second person he spoke to.

She then asked him to sign her – and he obliged.

After two days of washing hair with one hand, Michelle went to a tattoo parlor in her hometown of Bury Greater Manchester.

And the signature is now a 7cm long tattoo.

She said: “I saw him coming and I knew I had to wait. I wasn’t sure I could do it, but I knew I just had to do it.

“I wanted the tattoo so badly that his signature would be there forever.

“I had seen his performance in Manchester so I knew how busy it would be and we were all chatting and laughing which made it easier.

“I was absolutely willing to wait as long as it took: I kept hoping he would get close to where I was.

“It was crazy when he came out. I asked him to sign my hand and he held it, he was less than a foot away from me. It was amazing.

“He said something, but I couldn’t hear it because of the screaming.”

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