LOST IN TRANSLATION star Bill Murray made an unusual gesture to mark Valentine's Day - he tattooed talk show host David Letterman's name onto his arm.

The BAFTA-winning actor was a guest on Letterman's LATE SHOW on Thursday night (12FEB04), when he suddenly called out a pal to perform the procedure.

Murray told his interviewer, "I don't mean any disrespect but I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone here. It's Valentine's Day this weekend and there's some stuff I haven't gotten done," before calling out a bald, tattooed friend called MIKE to perform the procedure.

After Mike sterilised his needle in Letterman's mug, he went to work, on the tattoo, which Murray proudly displayed after the commercial break - 'DAVE' written within a big red heart.

Murray joked of his fake tattoo, "This hurts like heck, so I'm not sure I recommend it, but it looks pretty good!"

19/02/2004 08:59