PICS: Cheryl Cole debuts new tattoo at National Television Awards

The X Factor songstress dared to bare in a figure-hugging backless dress

Cheryl Cole’s made no secret of her love of body art. And it seems the X Factor songstress chose a daring backless dress specially to show off a brand new inking, on the red carpet at the National Television Awards yesterday night.

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From the front, Mrs C’s show stopping, knee-length Versace number looks positively demure. But from the back the daring dress shows off a sprawling new tattoo, spread across the small of her back.

It’s thought Cheryl’s latest inking has been added to the butterfly tattoo she already has on her back, and could be the second part of a pattern she had done on her thigh while out in LA earlier this year.

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We first spotted part of the new artwork as the songstress filmed the X Factor last year, but this is the first time Cheryl’s debuted her new artwork in full.

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Cheryl already has seven or eight inkings, including a tribal design on her hand, a barbed wire around her thigh, and the words Mrs C on the back of her neck.

Cheryl stepped out with Simon Cowell and singer Matt Cardle at the glittering London ceremony, where they picked up an award for Best Talent Show, for the X Factor.

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Eastenders swept the board in the soaps categories, taking home gongs for Outstanding Serial Drama Performance for Lacey Turner, Most Popular Newcomer for Ricky Norwood and Best Serial Drama.

See the full list of winners here…

Best Serial Drama – EastEnders
Most Popular Entertainment Programme – I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here
Most Popular Comedy Programme – Benidorm
Most Popular Drama – Waterloo Road
Most Popular Newcomer – Ricky Norwood, EastEnders
Most Outstanding Serial Drama Performance – Lacey Turner, EastEnders
Most Outstanding Drama Performance – David Jason
Most Popular Entertainment Presenter – Ant & Dec
Most Popular Talent Show – The X Factor
Digital Choice – The Inbetweeners
Topical Magazine – This Morning
Most Popular Factual Programme – Top Gear
Special Recognition – Bruce Forsyth

What are your thoughts on the winners and losers at last night’s National Television Award ceremony? And are you a fan of Cheryl’s new tattoo? Let us know in the comments box below.

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