Sutherland's tattoo map
09:30 25 March 2006
Kiefer Sutherland has revealed his array of tattoos represent momentous moments in his life.
The '24' star has eight separate pieces of body art and admits he is planning to keep on adding to them every time something major happens to him.
He said: "Every few years something happens in my life that will make me want to write it down. The tattoos have always represented that to me. No one would have to speak at my funeral they could just read the tattoos and know what happened."
However, Kiefer claims his passion for body art almost never developed because the first etching he wanted to get was cheap and tasteless.
He explained to Britain's Loaded magazine: "When I was quite young the first tattoo I was going to get was Mickey Mouse in a space helmet. If I had got that one, that would have been the end of it right there. But I ended up finding a Chinese character that represented something personal to me that I liked."
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