Pop princess Britney Spears is at the centre of a cosmetic mystery after she spent three hours in a tattoo parlour.

The OOPS...I DID IT AGAIN chanteuse was spotted entering a trendy tattoo den in New York yesterday (26MAY03) and didn't emerge from the establishment until much later.

And eagle-eyed photographers noticed that sexy singer went in to the shop with a bra on and when she left the undergarment was no where to be seen.

Britney is known to have indulged in body art before. She has a pierced nipple and a tattoo of a Japanese character on her hip.

27/05/2003 02:11