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Hamilton defends '44' tattoo

2014-10-31 23:55
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Austin - Former world champion Lewis Hamilton loves his tattoos and has defended having '44', the number on his Mercedes car, inked behind his right ear.

But as he has admitted, his father Anthony is not too keen on the body art that also includes a big tattoo on his back.

He has not revealed details of what his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger thinks.

"My dad doesn't approve of the tattoos, but I don't need approval," he said earlier this year.

"I am comfortable with who I am, I don't need someone telling me. If someone doesn't accept me for who I am, that is their problem. You need to be proud of who you are."

Hamilton has won the last four races and goes into Sunday's United States Grand Prix seeking his fifth consecutive win and his 10th this year to widen his 17-point lead over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the title race.

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