COLIN Farrell has revealed how he was "locked" when he got most of his tattoos - and is getting them removed as they're impractical for work.
The Batman star, 44, told how he's "boringly pragmatic" and has decided to remove his inkings as he spends too long in makeup on set.
While he admitted it's 'really sore' to get the tattoos removed, the Special Olympics Ireland ambassador said the process of hiding them was also tricky.
Speaking to Today FM, he said: "I was sick of getting up an hour earlier in the makeupchair toget my arms spray painted and then it rubbing off through the day. They didn't mean much to me.
"I was locked for half of them. It was boringly pragmatic and a lack of romance in my reasons. I wasn'ttrying to reclaim my body or anything."
Colin also told how he's back in London filming Batman, with pictures emerging earlier this week of the star looking unrecognisable as the Penguin.
He joked: "I haven't been keeping up my beauty regime and skincare. I've put on a few pounds."
The Dubliner was speaking to Ian Dempsey as he urged the public to support the Special Olympics Can't Stop Now campaign.
The actor has been a long-time supporter of the sporting charity for children and adults with mental disabilities.
And he told how his fondest memories of home are from the 2003 World Games, which were held in Ireland.
He said: "It's an amazing organisation."I have loads of memories of greatyears in Dublin growing up. But 2003 was the most extraordinary time to be home and to be on the island.
"The sense of community and brethren from coast to coast, from north to south was extraordinary.
"There were athletes from Uganda living in Tipperary. It was bananas."
Colin is a father to sons James, 16, and Henry, 10. James has Angelman Syndrome and Colin is vocal about supports for families of children with disabilities.
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He has been involved with the Special Olympics since 2003 when he played a key role as a supporter of the World Games.
The organisation's Cant Stop Now Appeal focuses on digital and text donations and for the very first time, you can make a donation to Special Olympics through the Revolut App.
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