Anti-Brexit UKIP voter gets tattoo of Nigel Farage getting covered in milkshake on his leg

Lowenna Waters
Thursday 04 July 2019 12:30
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In a bizarre turn of events, a dad who claims to be pro-UKIP but also anti-Brexit (we didn't think it was possible, either...) has decided to get a tattoo of Nigel Farage being milkshaked on his leg. Hurrah!

Matthew Haddon-Reichardt, 41, from Nottingham, was going to get one of Theresa May, however, she resigned, so he decided to get one of Nigel Farage being soaked in McDonald's milkshake instead.

Below the tattoo is the slogan:

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.

Matthew said that he wanted a satirical tattoo in order to make people laugh during Brexit. Speaking to Birmingham Live, he explained how he's pro-UKIP and anti-Brexit, and that he voted Remain as well as for the Green Party, as well as supporting a second referendum.

Speaking to Birmingham Live, he said:

People on the left will think I'm praising Farage, whereas people on the right will think I'm criticising him - or even advocating milkshaking.

I planned to get a tattoo of Theresa May eating chips, but then she disappeared from the public eye so I thought to myself - 'who else can I get?'

I asked for ideas on Facebook, and the tattooist suggested I get Farage being milkshaked with the lyric over his head.

Farage is the architect of Brexit.

He's Mr Brexit.

The Churchill of Brexit, if you like.

I'm not a member of a political party. I'm just having a laugh.

It's just a bit of fun during a tough time for a nation going through the mill.

The whole style is very Spitting Image, or something like that.

It's just about sending the politicians up, and putting a smile on everyone's faces.

Truth is, it will be funny to see how Brexiteers and Corbynites will probably get together to hate this tattoo and claim it's this or it's that.

I'm not thinking as deeply on this as they are, though.

Speaking to the publication about his experience of going under the needle for five hours straight at True Colours Tattoo in Preston on 30 June, he said that he wanted to:

Make people laugh during this difficult, stressful time.

He also collected sponsorship and raised £500 for the charity Rethink Mental Illness. Speaking to Birmingham Live about his decision, he said:

I'm not fit enough to run a marathon and I can't shave my head for charity.

But sitting for several hours, getting a tattoo - that's what I'm good at.

I can bear the pain, and quite like it. So I figured - 'why not get a silly tattoo for charity?

I hope Nigel likes it. Perhaps he'll want to get one of me now.

We're sure he'll be a very, very, big fan, Matthew!

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HT Birmingham Live

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