For Mandy Taylor – This is it.

After five hours of pain over two gruelling sessions, her ultimate tribute to the late king of pop is complete.

The 43-year-old of Shelley Close, Lewes, was left devastated when Michael Jackson suffered a heart attack and died at his Los Angeles home in June 2009.

Ever since, she has been plotting how to pay homage to the moonwalking, crotch-grabbing star.

And after going under the needle at Lewes tattoo parlour Tizzs, life-long fan Mandy says she is thrilled with the results.

The catering assistant at Lewes Old Grammar School said: "I absolutely love it. You take a risk when you get a tattoo in case it doesn’t come out right. But my tattooist Sarah is very clever and it is just how I wanted it. The eyes are my favourite - they are so lifelike."