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Saturday 20 December 2014

1D pull Twitter tattoo request

One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 20, 2013. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
One Direction have removed a Twitter request for fans to submit photos and footage of their tattoos

One Direction have removed a social media request for fans to submit photos and footage of their tattoos after suggestions they were encouraging their young fans to have body art.

On Saturday the boy band put a message on Twitter urging fans to show them their tattoos online.

However, as many of the group's fans are under 18 - the legal age in the UK to have a tattoo - it was feared some might have body art done to win the acclaim of their heroes.

The controversial tweet was removed on Sunday.

The band's spokesman Simon Jones told Mail Online: "This tweet was posted in error and has now been removed.

"One Direction do not want to encourage any of their fans to get 1D tattoos."

The group are well-known for their tattoo collection - with singer Harry Styles recently debuting a new one of a butterfly on his stomach.

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