Gary 'Gaz' Beadle has got a tattoo for his baby son.

Gaz Beadle's new tattoo (c) Instagram

Gaz Beadle's new tattoo (c) Instagram

The former 'Geordie Shore' hunk became a father for the first time in January when his son Chester was born and, although he's settled into parenthood really well, he wanted to get an inking on his arm to prove how much the little one means to him.

Alongside a photograph of the artwork - which sees a lion and his cub looking out into the distance - he wrote "I will always protect you

"top of my arm started today love it @lukesayertattoo (sic)"

The 29-year-old reality TV star has admitted he doesn't think it'll ever "sink in" that he has a baby with his girlfriend Emma McVey and still finds himself panicking.

He said recently: "It's just mad that there's a little human. Honestly, it still feels weird. I don't understand how you create this. I was hysterical. I'm responsible.

"I still ring my mam if I'm in a panic. I rely on that person even now, so it's mad that I'm now that for him. It will never sink in, I don't think."

Emma had a difficult birth having to undergo a C-Section, and Gaz admits he was "fighting back the tears" as he watched on helplessly.

He said: "I was fighting back tears as it was happening and I was thinking to myself, don't cry! I was turning away as it was happening. It's the weirdest thing. It's mad."

Gaz admits before Chester was born life felt "repetitive" because he'd just go out and get drunk with his pals.

On becoming a father, he said: "It's not about you any more. I was excited to do something different. I thought, there's got to be more to life than going out every weekend drinking, being hungover on Sundays and then going for some food with your mates in the week and planning a holiday. Life was so repetitive before Chester."

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