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Brothers in arms: Michael Dunlop gets moving tattoo in tribute to William

A north coast tattoo parlour has said it was 'honoured' to ink Michael Dunlop with a permanent tribute to his brother William.

Death or Glory Tattoo Parlour in Coleraine posted a picture of a tattoo on Michael's arm, featuring William's famous number 6 along with the names of his children Ella and Willa Wren.

William was tragically killed during practice for the Skerries 100 races in July, sending shockwaves through the sport.

No introduction needed. Honoured Michael Dunlop MD Racing

Posted by Death or Glory Tattoo Parlour on Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Railway Street tattoo parlour is not without its connection to road racing as owner Chris Kennedy is the race secretary for the famous Armoy Road Races.

Michael Dunlop has kept a low profile and has not raced since William's passing, the latest tragedy to strike the legendary racing family.

William and Michael's father Robert was killed following an accident in practice at the NW200 in 2008 while uncle Joey died after a crash in Estonia in 2000.

Since William's death, a fund was set up to help his partner Janine and their children. World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea donated his title-winning leathers while Glenn Irwin announced earlier this week that he will donate his winnings from this weekend's Sunflower Trophy.

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