Soap stars with hidden tattoos as EastEnders’ Jessie Wallace shows off huge back ink

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She's known for her bold style choices as Kat Slater on Eastenders and it looks like Jessie Wallace is just as daring in real life as she showed off a massive back tattoo.

The actress revealed the inking of a reindeer standing on the wings of a bird on the middle of her back as she stopped to get petrol in London on Tuesday.

Above the reindeer on Jessie’s back there’s a pattern which appears to be the Pagan symbol of the Triple Moon, featuring the waxing and waning crescent moon in a circle.

According to website Ancient Symbols, the Triple Moon symbol “is a popular pagan and Wiccan symbol sued to represent the goddess.

The tattoos spotted on Jessie as she filled up her car aren’t the only ones the star has, and in October 2018, the EastEnders star took to Instagram to show off her new Elvis Presley inking, which is on her inner arm.


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“The best tattoo artist in town,” Jessie captioned the photo as the person doing her ink completed the final design.

Here's a look at other soap stars who have hidden tattoos…

Luisa Bradshaw White

Luisa Bradshaw White recently showed off a hidden tattoo she’s never before revealed to soap viewers.

The 45 year old star, who is known for her role as Tina Carter on the BBC soap, took to Instagram to wow her 79,000 followers with a gorgeous, topless snap.

In it, we can clearly see a large tattoo of a naked woman sitting cross-legged in a yoga pose on the top of her arm, sitting in the middle of a shaded triangle.


And fans were loving it, with one writing: “Awesome tat!" and another penned: “Wow nice tattoo.”

And it got us thinking, which other soap stars have tattoos they’ve covered up while appearing on our television screens? Let’s take a look…

Lacey Turner

From one EastEnders actress to another, Lacey Turner also has a range of tattoos that we didn’t see on screen.

The star revealed the results of her new ink to her followers on Instagram in 2018, sharing a look at her back with a Hamsa Hand, an elephant, two birds and a quote on.

Posing in a backless gold dress, Lacey proudly showed off a selection of large Hindu-style tattoos, which were done by Aggy's Ink in London.

The star also revealed a quote lower down her back, has the word 'love' written on her thigh and a flower at the bottom of her back.

Speaking exclusively to OK! magazine, Lacey said: "I'd always wanted an elephant, as I love them. I'd been thinking about it for about 18 months. You can see my back in my wedding dress and it felt like there was a gap on my back so I wanted to fill it."

Beverley Callard

Coronation Street landlady Beverley Callard shared a look at her tattood back in 2016.

The star, who is known for her role as Liz McDonald in the soap, took to Twitter to share a photo of the tattoo with the caption “got inked!! Xx”

The tattoo displays the faces of comedy and tragedy, Bathos and Pathos, and a large heart sits at the end in red with the names Beverley and Jon inside. Jon McEwan is the star’s husband whom she married in 2010.

Shane Ward

Coronation Street actor Shayne Ward was making regular visits to a tattoo removal centre in 2018 to rid himself of the tribal tattoos he has on his body, it was reported by The Sun.

A source revealed at the time: “Shayne is taking his bid to go into serious dramas very seriously.


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“He’s hoping that getting rid of the tattoos on both arms and will help with castings and open the door to more work.”

Shayne has previously admitted he’d like to “start again” where his tattoos are concerned.

He said: “I’d like a blank canvas to start again. I now know what I want, whereas as a teenager I didn’t have a clue.”

Sally Carman

Corrie star Sally Carman showed off her rarely seen arm sleeve tattoo as she finished filming for the day recently.

The 40 year old cut a casual figure as she made her way out of the hit ITV soap's studio, giving fans a glimpse at the incredible body ink.

Sally, who plays Abi Franklin on the Weatherfield based show, dressed in a short sleeved white T-shirt and a pair of blue jeans as she smiled after a hard day at work.

Her choice of outfit – which was completed by a pair of white Birkenstock sandals and a yellow cross body bag – was perfect for showing off the impressive tattoo on her arm.

Sally's inking, which – before now – she has only given fans the occasional glimpse of on Instagram, is formed of flowers, birds and leaves, and takes up the entirety of her forearm.

Kym Marsh

Another Coronation Street actress who has her fair share of tattoos is television star Kym Marsh.

Kym, who played Michelle Connor on Coronation Street since 2006 before leaving last year, had symbols inked on her lower spine, as a tribute to ex-husband Jack Ryder.

Chatting on Loose Women years later, she said: "I got a Chinese symbol tattoo when they were popular.



"It was meant to say ‘Jack’, the name of my first husband, a few years later we went to a Chinese restaurant and I was wearing a low back dress and the waiter went, 'Ahh, communist!'"

Kym later covered the tattoo with a design of multiple black butterflies.

She also has some Arabic writing on her upper arm since her rise to fame in 2000. The ink depicts two of her children's names, Emily and David.

Kym also gave birth to son Archie in 2009, but he tragically passed away just minutes later.

In 2013, she tweeted: "So…today I've had a new tattoo in memory of my little Archie and in honour of all my children. X"

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