But she says Simon Cowell isn't impressed

Alexandra Burke likes the sensation of being inked.

The X Factor 2008 winner has three tattoos so far.

‘I’m already addicted to the pain of it,’ says Alexandra. ‘The one on my foot killed.

‘I think it’s because it’s on the side bone. I screamed my nut off in the shop.’

But Alex, 21, says boss Simon Cowell, 49, isn’t a fan of her body art.

‘They’re all hidden,’ she tells Attitude. ‘I’m not gonna get any on my arm or anything like that or Simon will kill me.

‘He was like, “Why are you getting tattoos?” and I was like, “Because I like them”.’

Her new single Bad Boys is out on 12 October.

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