Spent over £ 20,000 to cover myself in tattoos
A WOMAN who spent £ 20,000 to cover her body in tattoos says she is inundated with MARRIAGE PROPOSALS.
Bethany Moore, 26, says men love her tattoos, and she fights commitments left, right and center.
The content creator and model, from Brighton, said she didn’t even consider getting a tattoo until her 19th birthday.
Bethany’s family dog Turbo had recently passed away and she wanted to commemorate him permanently.
She had a moon-howling wolf tattoo for the first time, in memory of her dog, on the side of her rib cage.
From there Bethany got countless tattoos covering almost every square inch of her body.
She also has nine piercings including seven in the ears and others on the tongue and navel.
In total, Bethany spent an incredible £ 20,000 on the artwork, which took 300 grueling hours to complete.
And she said many men have proposed to her since.
Her boyfriend, Josh, 25, is able to laugh at the proposals – and insists the attention hasn’t deterred him from asking the question himself.
Bethany said: “I got my first tattoo shortly before my 19th birthday my family dog Turbo had passed away and I wanted to pay tribute to him.
“However, I didn’t just want a portrait of him – he had this quirk where he howled like a wolf – and so I have a wolf to symbolize that on my rib cage.
“I loved what it looked like and my family was supportive and understanding, I decided to expand from there.
“My next tattoo was an angel on my back which I had covered because it was not in the traditional Japanese style that I like.
“All of my tattoos are in the traditional Japanese style and tell a story.
“I covered most of my body with it except for the face, armpits and left leg.
“People on social media tend to have mixed reactions, I’ve received my fair share of trolls and haters saying I’m self-harming.
“I’ve also gotten quite a few offers for marriage from men online saying things like ‘I like you and want to marry you’ or sending me pictures of me saying ‘you on our day. marriage “.
“My boyfriend Josh finds the people sending these messages hilarious, but also feels lucky to be the one my partner is and hopes to someday ask the same question.”
Bethany started tattooing a lot because she wasn’t sure how she looked.
I like to look at my skin now
“I was an overweight child and suffered from weight issues my whole life,” she said.
“I hated the way I looked at myself in mirrors and was incredibly embarrassed throughout my childhood.
“That was the main reason I got a tattoo, I like to look at my skin now.
“Getting a tattoo and having beautiful art on my skin to look at also inspired me to take up fitness, where I smashed running and weight training goals – I would never have guessed it all. was possible.
“It had a huge positive impact on my health both physically and mentally.”
She added: “I am also a Harley Davidson motorcyclist which tends to shock people”
Bethany believes that going down the path of tattooing has changed her life for the better.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today, or the person I am today without a tattoo,” she says.
“I am now a model and spend most of my time in front of a camera, which I could not have imagined myself in my childhood.
“I’m in the happiest relationship of my life and my partner is also a member of the tattoo community, which is what brought us together.
“This decision gave me so much, I wouldn’t change it for the world and I have no regrets.”