They say love hurts and it looks as if Chelsea star Kenedy was keen to put that theory to the test after getting his girlfriend's face etched onto his ribs.

Seemingly unfazed by the painful procedure, the Brazilian grinned for the camera, alongside tattooist jeantatlondon, who clearly impressed the player as he said: 'Thank you my brother' in a captioned picture posted to his Instagram account.

It is not the first time a Blues star has been inked by the artist, as Lucas Piazon - on loan at Reading, paid a visit to the shop in January, adding to the array of artwork on his arms.

Having permanently reminded himself of the woman in his life, Kenedy is also happy to do so with his fans, sharing numerous, touching tributes to his better half, Lohain Ferr.

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With 11 appearances and one goal for the Stamford Bridge outfit, there is a certainly a bond on the pitch for the 20-year-old who moved from South American side Fluminense for £6.3million.

However, after failing to establish himself in the side, the Brazil under-20 international was linked with a move to Italian side Fiorentina, but manager Guus Hiddink has insisted the player will remain with the club.

Speaking in January, the Dutchman said: 'Some youngsters I now happen to know better and have a good impression of.

'He is one of those youngsters who at the moment will stay until the end of the season. We might need him or give him a chance to gain more experience.

'They (young players) get a lot of experience on a daily basis in training with experienced players. He will stay here until at least the end of the season.'

Kenedy made his first-team debut in the 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, coming on for César Azpilicueta, before grabbing his first and so far only goal, in the 4-1 League Cup win over Walsall.

-DAILY MAIL