Chennai: Over 1,000 people tattooed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's picture and name on their forearms to mark the 68th birthday of the AIADMK supremo.

J JayalalithaaAIADMK cadres getting their hands tattooed with the image of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa ahead of her 68th birthday in Chennai on Tuesday. Pic/PTI

The event was organised by Velachery MLA M K Asho on Tuesday, where scores of people stood in long queque to get Jayalalithaa's picture tattooed. Ashok, who also sports her tattoo, said that the idea came up after people wanted to do a similar gesture to thank Jayalalithaa.

Though 668 persons were expected to participate, a little over 1,000 people turned up at the event, which was attended by senior ministers, including O Panneerselvam, he said.

The volunteers were inked with a picture of Jayalalithaa and 'Amma' in Tamil tattooed on their forearms.