Love Island’s Jay shares meaning behind tattoo with sweet tribute to late pal

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Love Island’s Jay Younger has shared the true meaning behind his arm tattoo after fans spotted the beautiful artwork on display on the ITV2 dating show.

Fans of the Scottish hunk were left confused after they spotted some script tattooed on his bicep in Tamil, but it turns out the design means a huge amount of importance to the 28-year-old investment analyst.

His loving siblings – who are running his account while he’s in the villa – explained how the tattoo was in tribute for the Islander’s close friend, Danny Priyadharshan, who sadly passed away.

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They explained his inking links to Danny’s Sri Lankan routes as a means of keeping a small piece of his late friend with him at all times.

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On Wednesday (June 22), the star’s siblings made a short video explaining the meaning behind the tattoo on TikTok after his Twitter account was flooded with curious messages online.

In the clip, his family explained that the cursive scripture on the inside of his right arm is actually represents the word ‘Brother’ written in Tamil which he got inked back in 2017.

As a carousel of sweet snaps of the pair flashed up on the screen, they explained why he got the artwork all those years ago.

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They wrote: “We have been getting a lot of questions about Jay’s tattoo, this is the story behind it.

“In 2017, Jay’s best friend Danny suddenly passed away. The tattoo recognises Danny’s Sri Lankan roots.

“Loved by many and will always be remembered. RIP Danny Priyadharshan” which they signed off with two love heart emojis.”

Fans of the reality star soon flooded to the popular social media platform to pass on their sweet words of condolences to the family.

One user penned: “What a beautiful tribute [white love heart emoji] love Jay, seems like such a genuine guy.”

Another agreed: “So lovely of him [crying emoji] so sorry for his loss [love heart emoji, broken heart emoji].”

A third penned: “As a Tamil, I was so happy I noticed that, this is so sad [sad face emoji] bless.”

“Made me tear up, I'm sorry for your loss,” another chimed in as one user wrote: “Aww may he be resting peacefully [heartbroken emoji].”

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It comes after Jay left fans disgusted with his unusual choice of breakfast after he stood beside Andrew Le Page at the breakfast bar while they prepared their morning meal during last night’s episode.

The TV hunk certainly made sure to turn heads, and stomachs, as he cracked two raw eggs into a glass before he necked the protein drink in one.

Equally grossed out contestant Davide Sanclimenti, commented: “Oh bro, you’re mad,” as viewers rushed to Twitter to agree with the Italian stallion online.


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