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 By Chris Wright

Spurs' Harry Kane won't be getting a tattoo; mobbed in Australia

You could forgive Harry Kane for getting a little carried away after the breakthrough season he's just had up front for Tottenham Hotspur.

From finishing the year with 21 Premier League goals to his name, to scoring on his England debut, to being mobbed by legions of fans in the streets of Australia; the Tottenham striker has been riding on the crest of a wave for the past eight or nine months, not that it's going to his head.

"I accept my lifestyle will change a bit, but I still want to remain the same," Kane said. "I will always try to be as normal as I can. Obviously there may have to be some limits with it, but I am still a fan at heart and want to live like a normal person."

However, there is one seemingly obligatory trapping of the modern professional footballer that Kane won't be dabbling in: the ubiquitous tattoo sleeve.

Indeed, it seems most players display a distinct lack of imagination when it comes to finding ways to fritter away their disposable income and so simply choose to fill their arms up with miscellaneous ink doodles.

Not Harry Kane. Kane is a bit different -- though his father must take some share of the credit too.

"My dad would never let me. I used to want some when I was younger, but my dad always told me I would regret it when I was older," the Spurs front man continued. "He said: 'Just wait until you are 21 and if you still want one, then you can get it done.'

"Well, I am 21 now and I don't want one. I've got nothing against tattoos, it's just not my choice."


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