Kate Moss reveals Lucian Freud tattoo

Lucian Freud, Kate Moss, (Painted in 2002 while Moss was pregnant; Sold for 3.9 million pounds in 2005)

In the current issue of Vanity Fair, supermodel Kate Moss reveals that the late German-born British painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011) personally gave her a tattoo when she posed nude for the artist back in 2002.

“He told me about when he was in the Navy.” Moss tells of a conversation the two had, “He used to do all of the tattoos for the sailors. I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s amazing.’ And he went, ‘I can do you one. What would you like? Would you like creatures of the animal kingdom?’ I said I liked birds and he replied, I’ve done birds.  And he pointed down at a painting of a chicken upside down in a bucket to which I replied, ‘No, I’m not having that.’ We decided to do a flock of birds”

Lucian Freud’s tattoo on Kate Moss