Boy George gave up on his plan to cover his entire head with tattoos after he stopped drinking.
The 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me' singer has a number of religious symbols tattooed on the top of his head but realised when he first got clean of drink and drugs five years ago he didn't want to follow through with his aim to cover his head with inkings.
"My head was shaved when I had the tattoos done and I was intending to tattoo my whole head, then I just thought, no. It's too painful.
"When I stopped drinking I lost the desire to be tattooed on the head.
The top one I had done in Denver when I was quite drunk after a night in a club, 'Oh yeah, you can tattoo my head, come on, let's go back to your tattoo parlour'."
"I have a Star of David on top of my head, a lotus flower and a cross. It's kind of like all the religions. Its quasi religious ... [But] I'm a Buddhist, a practicing Buddhist."
George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, said his new clean-living lifestyle is behind his current comeback, which is seeing him release his first new solo album in 18 years, 'This Is What I Do'."I've been out of the loop in the process of making an album and going on tour. The question I get asked most is what do you do now, because if you're not on TV people just presume you're at home looking at old videos of yourself, eating grapes," he said.