Like most successful Australians, Cate Blanchett has celebrated her Oscar win with a new tattoo.
While Blanchett’s visit to a Los Angeles tattoo parlour was considered newsworthy by the media, her publicist can’t see what all the fuss is about.
“If this were any other forty-something woman from Sydney getting a tatt, no one would bat an eyelid,” stated Blanchett’s publicist in a specially circulated press release. “While the wounds heal, Cate asks that the media please respect her privacy and that of her new piece of body art.”
For the moment, the details of Blanchett’s tattoo remain (literally) under wraps. However, rumours abound that Blanchett has got a premiership tattoo the same as her beloved Sydney Roosters.
To the surprise of many, it was revealed this week that Blanchett already has several other tattoos. These include the initials of her husband and children on her stomach.
One person who is not surprised is Tony Abbott.
The Prime Minister is reputed to have the initials F.L.A.B. tattooed just above his navel.
“People who have seen the tatt on Tony’s taut and hairy abs think he is being ironic,” said a Coalition insider. “But it actually stands for Frances, Louise and Bridget. It goes to show what a wonderful family man Tony really is.”
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