Girls Aloud stars have a close bond

Kimberley Walsh wasn’t as shocked as others by Cheryl Cole‘s huge rose tattoo.

Chezza, 30, caused a stir by covering her bum and lower back with the massive inking earlier this year but her BFF Kimberley knows it’s all a part of her character.

She loves it,’ says Kimberley, 32.

I’ve always known and seen her that way so it’s not a big deal to me. But it clearly is to other people.

It’s your body and you should be able to do whatever you want. It’s not offending anyone.’

Unlike Cheryl, Kimberley remains ink-free and admits she doesn’t have the courage of her Girls Aloud bandmate.

I haven’t got any tattoos,’ says Kimberley.

It’s something I’m scared of. I’m not as impulsive as Cheryl – I’m never brave enough.’

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Anna Francis