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MULLIGAN PLANS SEAGULL TATTOO

British actress Carey Mulligan wants a tattoo of a seagull on her right wrist - to remind her of the Broadway play she starred in three years ago.

The An Education star played Nina in Ian Rickson's New York production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in 2007 - and she wants a permanent reminder of her time on stage.

Mulligan has asked her friend, illustrator Zoe More O'Ferrall, to create the ink design for her.

But the actress was too embarrassed to go under the needle in London's trendy Soho district and has opted to book an appointment at a parlour in upmarket department store Selfridges instead.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I'm so middle class! I couldn't walk in - there were all these cool-looking people.

"I'm doing the ultimate pretentious actor thing. But I'm never going to tattoo any of my other jobs onto myself. I'm the least tattoo person in the world."