High-spirited Tom Washington, 22, from Grimsby, also waved around a sex toy during the pre-flight safety briefing – using it to indicate the emergency exits to passengers.

Mr Washington was dressed in drag with 22 friends – mostly dolled up as air hostesses – who flew out from East Midlands Airport for a lads’ holiday in Majorca. He later explained that he had exposed his tattoo – located just above the pubic area – after his initial mimicry of the safety briefing  amused a group of elderly gentlemen on board.

“There were some old men on the plane as well and they were a laugh,” he said, quoted in the Daily Mail. “The lads mentioned I had a tattoo of Pinocchio which I showed them, and that was the point where the manager took my passport.”

Mr Washington was told he would not be allowed to board the return flight, so his friends chipped in £130 to bring him back home on a different airline.

Commenting on the lifetime ban, Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We carry millions of families every year so this disgusting behaviour will not be tolerated. It is totally unacceptable.”