The Wanted's Max George has tattoo in honour of late bandmate Tom Parker

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Max George has had a tattoo in honour of Tom Parker. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The Wanted's Max George has got a tattoo in honour of his late bandmate Tom Parker.

The chart star posted pictures on Instagram showing that he'd had the inking for Parker, who died earlier this year after battling a brain tumour.

The snaps showed Parker's birth date - 4 August 1988 - etched onto the top of George's chest.

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He also had it done on Parker's birthday, the day he would have turned 34.

"04.08.1988," wrote the star, along with a heart emoji. "Happy Birthday brother… You’re always with me."

Parker told fans in 2020 that he had been diagnosed with inoperable stage-four glioblastoma while his wife Kelsey was expecting their second baby.

He passed away in March and George, 33, acted as one of the pallbearers at his funeral alongside their bandmates Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes.

In June, George said he "hasn't yet processed" the loss.

Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Jay McGuiness and Tom Parker of The Wanted arriving at the MTV Video Music Awards, The Staples Centre, Los Angeles.
Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Jay McGuiness and Tom Parker of The Wanted. (PA)

Appearing on Loose Women, he said: "It’s been a strange couple of months. I’ve just been doing stuff constantly."

He added: "With [Tom] passing and being there, doing a TV show, then the funeral, it’s been… I’ve not really processed it yet."

Max George (left) and Jay McGuiness of The Wanted (centre) carry the coffin at the funeral of their bandmate Tom Parker at St Francis of Assisi church in Queensway, Petts Wood, in south-east London, following his death at the age of 33 last month, 17 months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Picture date: Wednesday April 20, 2022.
Max George was a pallbearer at the singer's funeral. (PA)

Kelsey, who has three-year-old daughter Aurelia and son Bodhi, one, with Parker, also paid tribute to her late husband on his birthday.

Sharing a video clip on Instagram of her on a train with family and friends, she told fans: "Not going to lie, it started as a really tough day, feeling pretty fed up with the world but thankfully this lovely lot have lifted my spirits...

"@k2kstars trip to see 101 Dalmatian’s at Regent's Park, how can their voices not fill you with a bit of joy.

Tom and Kelsey Parker got married in 2018. (PA)
Tom and Kelsey Parker had two children together. (PA)

"Happy Birthday up there my love, miss you more and more each day.

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"I know you will be proud of me and your babies."

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