A Costa coffee addict got a tattoo of one of the franchise's coffee cups.

Man gets Costa cup tattooed on his arm

Man gets Costa cup tattooed on his arm

Sam Cooper, 29, from Essex, believes he has spent more than £5,000 on coffee over the space of four years and now he has branded himself one of the biggest fans of the franchise with the life-like tattoo on his forearm.

He said to the Mirror Online: ''It embodies my love of Costa. You could say I'm an addict, I probably go there at least once a day and have done for the last four years.

''I thought, I've just got to do it. The thing with me is, I don't do anything by halves.''

The coffee fan showed his tattoo to the staff at his local branch and joked he may get a bacon sandwich tattooed next.