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01/22/2012 10:40 pm ET | Updated Mar 23, 2012

Big Ang Of 'Mob Wives' Inspires Fans' Tattoos

Angela Raiola, better known as "Big Ang," is the breakout star of VH1's latest hit reality show "Mob Wives" (Sundays, 8 p.m. on VH1).

Big Ang is the niece of the late Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi of the notorious Genovese crime family. The born-and-bred Brooklynite is a single mom of two, the owner Staten Island's Drunken Monkey and she's certainly a celebrity in the "Mob Wives" world.

"If you live in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Jersey, really in the tri-state area, you know who Big Ang is. Big Ang is like the godmother of all of us. She has the wisdom," fellow "Mob Wives" star Drita D'Avanzo says in a recent Season 2 episode. "And who doesn't love somebody who talks like that?"

Clearly, viewers agree. The reality star with a voice that makes Kathleen Turner sound like a soprano, lips that would make Angelina Jolie jealous and a mole that puts Cindy Crawford's to shame has recently been a tattoo inspiration: "Mob Wives" fans are starting to get her image inked on their bodies.

On Jan. 21, a Philadelphia-based tattoo artist named Leena got Big Ang's image tattooed on her back, which the reality star tweeted to her fans.

The Ang fan tweeted at a friend, "everytime I see her she makes me smile& happy &laugh."

In December 2011, Big Ang tweeted a photo of a fan who walked into the Drunken Monkey with a bit of a more flattering image of the "Mob Wives" favorite.

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