His bare back is still red raw from their freshly-inked names.
But former soldier Shaun Clark had promised to have the name of every troop killed in Afghanistan tattooed on his body in honour of their sacrifice.
And he wasn't going to back out.
Mr Clark, 43, spent more than four hours in the tattooist's chair today as each of the 232 names were etched in ink over his chest and back.(read more)