Warwick’s Maddest Fresher has got a tattoo saying that he’s Warwick’s maddest fresher

Truly a lifelong title


Warwick fresher Dave Aziz first made headlines in October last year when he was hired as a bouncer for a Rootes pre-drinks. Since then, the antics of "Big Dave" have made him the ultimate BNOC, culminating in him being rightfully granted with the prestigious title of "Warwick's Maddest Fresher" in November last year.

Dave promised that if he won he would tattoo the accolade on his ankle. While Dave may be many things, he's not one to go back on his word.

Yesterday he made the trip to Coventry's Dragonfly Tattoo and Art Studio to fulfil his mother's worst nightmare.

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Dave posing outside the fine establishment

Dave met and discussed the piece of body art with tattoo artist Martin and handed over £40 for the tattoo (effectively paying someone to screw up his ankle for life).

He decided on a design featuring the initials 'WMF' – for Warwick's Maddest Fresher, and the Warwick logo, which while widely recognisable to the 20,000 students at this university, will just look like two triangles to most people.

Before he knew it, Martin was devotedly working away, vandalising Dave's ankle with the music of Bob Marley playing lovingly in the background.

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The artist at work

Dave took the pain like a man and didn't wince or cry, but instead waited eagerly for the now permanent chat-up line to stain his ankle for life.

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Within 25 minutes Martin's work was done and Dave's first tattoo complete, proving that you really can ruin your life in less than half an hour.

Dave's title as Warwick's Maddest Fresher was now permanently inscribed on his body like a trophy. Bravery or mere stupidity? Whatever you decide, there's no denying that Dave is certainly a man of his word.

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The finished masterpiece

Once his ankle was compassionately cling filmed by Martin, all Dave had to say was "as it goes, I was proper scared, but it wasn't too bad", leaving the Dragonfly Tattoo Parlour proudly with his new ink, just in time for his 4pm shift at Waitrose.

Once "Warwick's Maddest Fresher", always "Warwick's Maddest Fresher".

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