British pop stars McFly have celebrated their success Stateside by tattooing the acronym Ymca on their feet - one letter for each bandmember.

The Shine A Light On Her hitmakers are in a bid to break America and the reaction has been positive so far, with tickets to their gigs at The Roxy in Los Angeles and the Gramercy Theatre in New York selling out in less than a minute.

To mark the event, the foursome re-visited a tattoo parlour, where they were inked with similarly quirky designs five years ago (07), for some more bizarre body art.

Drummer Harry Judd tells British newspaper The Sun, "We got some stupid tattoos. When we came to L.A. together five years ago we all had tattoos on our feet. They said bare foot, good f-foot, athlete's foot and big foot.

"So when we came back this time we thought it would be a good idea to get Ymca tattooed on our feet - a letter each. We walked in to the same tattoo shop just up the street and said, 'Hi mate, can we get Ymca tattooed on our feet?' It was the same reaction as before, 'Are you sure?'"