A British news photographer became so passionate about his work he decided to get a tattoo… dedicated to his Nikon DSLR gear.

Nick Stern, who is based in Los Angeles, told us: ?I wanted a tattoo that was unique and showed my passion for photography.

?I have never been a fan of tattoos but, clearly, living in LA has turned my brain to mush.?

Nick said he has been using Nikon cameras for about 20 years.

He currently has two Nikon D3S cameras and Nikon lenses ranging from 17mm up to 800mm.

The photographer works for newspapers including the Mail on Sunday, News of the World and The Sun.

For more about Nick Stern’s work visit www.nickstern.com.

? News editor’s note: This is not an April Fools’ Day joke

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