The Lord Of The Rings actor Elijah Wood is constantly pestered by fans trying to get into his underwear - so they see his Elvish tattoo.

The 22-year-old star and nine of his castmates on the JRR TOLKIEN trilogy got body art to commemorate the filming experience and their friendships - but the sentimental design is causing him more problems than he'd anticipated.

A source says, "The problem is that Elijah's tattoo is near his hip, just below his waist.

"He thinks a lot of female fans know this and ask to see his tattoo just as a way to get him to flash his underwear.

"Guys are just as bad most of the time."

13/01/2004 13:53