Cheryl Cole shouldn't have covered her ''beautiful bottom'' with a rose tattoo, says Jodie Marsh.

The pop star's tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado revealed Cheryl's huge inking at the weekend - a vine of roses which cover her entire bottom and reach up to the middle of her back - sparking a frenzy of criticism and praise for the expansive design.

Jodie - who has over 100 tattoos on her body - has now weighed in on the debate and thinks it's a shame Cheryl has chosen a piece of body art that covers her pert derrière.

Appearing on UK TV show 'Lorraine' this morning to discuss the massive inking, Jodie said: ''Cheryl's tattoo? I'm the biggest tattoo fan in the world but even I'm not sure about it ... I think it's a brilliantly done tattoo and I think it's gorgeous, the only thing I don't like about it is that it hides her beautiful bottom. Why would you want to cover up that lovely bum?''

The glamour model thinks the main problem with the inking is that it is so big it covers all the skin on Cheryl's bum cheeks and lower back, and she believes it may have worked better if there were some gaps to show the singer's skin.

Jodie added: ''I like Cheryl Cole's tattoos. I think the issue is that she's covered up her bum, for me and for a lot of people, I think because it almost is a step too far. It's so huge her tattoo and it's so much coverage, there's no gaps or anything. You can't see any skin at all.''

Following the reaction to her tattoo, 30-year-old Cheryl made a cryptic post on her Twitter account which read: '''The easiest thing to be in the world is you, the most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be' - Leo Buscaglia''

Jodie, 34, also explained some of the inspirations behind her own tattoos and revealed her sleeve on her left arm tells the story of her life with different designs representing different moments, while she also has an inking on her leg which was created from her late grandmother's ashes.

Describing the unusual tattoo, Jodie said: ''I was really close to my Nan and when she died we obviously got her ashes and I didn't know what to do with them. Some people said bury them in the garden. I was like 'I'm going to move house,' you know and I want her to always be with me and then I found you can grind the ashes up with a pestle and mortar, put them into the ink and have them tattooed into you. So I did it.''