Spain: Patriotic apples 'tattooed' with fruity 'Estelada' flags

A Castelldans farmer, Joan Escola, has grown apples ‘tattooed’ with pro-secessionist “Estelada” flags on his Catalan plantation.
Escola has honed the process over six years and described how he put a sticker of the Estelada flag on the fruit when it was green and as it ripens the covered part stays green while the rest becomes red. “I guess it’s like when someone wants to make a tattoo on their skin. You make something you like,” he said to explain their popularity.
The Estelada flag is flown by Catalan separatists to show their support for an independent Catalonia. Escola also grows apples tattooed with other images such as hearts, names or even company logos.