Nadine Anderson, a 23-year-old woman from Dundee, Scotland, grabbed headlines for having more than 90% of her body covered in tattoos because of her love for her father, and she is not done because she plans to add more ink on her skin.
Anderson has revealed that her fascination with large body arts appeared when she was still a little girl and saw the tattooed arms of her father, who had two full and impressive sleeves.
Over time Anderson’s desire to get a tattoo for herself only grew stronger, and she started looking at Pinterest boards and other sites to see different tattoo styles and body modifications to determine what she wanted to look like when she came of age.
Talking to Media Drum World, Anderson explained: “My dad had two sleeves when I was growing up, and I always wanted them. I was constantly looking at Pinterest forums and stuff, looking at new tattoo styles that were coming out and body modifications, deciding how I wanted to look when I turned 18.”
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INK-REDIBLE!! Dundee care assistant has spent £15,000 covering 90 per cent of her body in tattoos. Nadine Anderson, from Dundee, has always been fascinated by tattoos and body modifications and has gone to painstaking lengths to achieve her look. “My dad had two sleeves when I was growing up and I always wanted them. I got into tattoos growing up always with the aim of getting them and then when I was eighteen, I went for it. “I was the classic daddy’s girl growing up, and seeing my dad covered in that I always knew I wanted to be like him and have all that kind of stuff. “As I grew up my interest in tattoos piqued more and more through the years until I was eventually, I hit eighteen and legally allowed to get a tattoo." Over the last five years Nadine’s look has evolved, adding numerous piercings, scarification on her head, and a split tongue – which she flew over to Germany to have done due to laws in the UK that prevent piercing parlours from carrying out the procedure. She says she’s lost count of how many tattoos she has as they all now make up her ‘body suit’ and have morphed into one large piece. But Nadine urged caution for others thinking about extreme boy art, saying: “I’m happy to give my advice about aftercare for tattoos. “But if they’re ever like ‘I want a blackout sleeve but I’m don’t know if I should’ then I always answer ’no’ because I think the moment you have an uncertainty then you shouldn’t do it. . . . . . #tattoos #inked #ink #tattooed #inkedGirls #inkedUp #girlsWithTattoos #tattooLife #dundee #nadineAnderson #loves_scotland #scotlandlover #scotland_lover #scotlandlove #visualsofScotland #igersScots #ig_scot #scotlandBeauty #iloveScotland #scotland4you #loveScotland💙 #scottishShots #unlimitedScotland #News #weLoveScotland #ScottishNews #ScotlandNews #ScottishSun #theScottishSun #ScottishSunInsta @devlin_616
The young woman went on to reveal: “Growing up and seeing my dad covered in [tattoos], I always knew I wanted to be like him and have all that kind of stuff. I discussed my first tattoo with my dad, and he supported my decision, [saying] ‘As long as you’re sure you want to do it.’ So I went and booked my first tattoo with my dad.”
Soon after she turned 18, Anderson, who calls herself a daddy’s girl, managed to get her first tattoo done, which was a picture of a tree of life on her forearm.
Back then, she got the approval of her father, who even helped her booking the artist for the job.
However, Anderson did not stop there, and according to her, she got an instant addiction to the ink needle and was back to the studio within a month.
Since then, she has undergone numerous procedures to alter her body, such as piercings, head scarification, and countless tattoos, which she describes as her bodysuit.
Anderson, who makes a living as a care assistant, even decided to get her tongue split, but she had to travel to Germany because the procedure was not allowed in the UK.
The young woman claims that currently, over 90% of her skin is concealed with tattoos, and the total cost for everything amounts to roughly £15,000 ($19,400 USD), but she still does not think her look is complete, as she wanted to fill more spots under her right eye.
She said: “I think I would add a little bit more under my right eye because there are spaces I want to fill up eventually, but that’s all I would probably add is just a little tiny piece on it because I think I’ve got quite a lot on it now. You can still tell what my features are like naturally, and I wouldn’t want to take away from that because I think that’s the beauty of that tattoo.”
However, Anderson used her many inks as a cautionary tale and explained to other people that they should think long and hard before jumping into extreme boy art.
She shared: “I’m happy to give my advice about aftercare for tattoos. “But if they’re ever like ‘I want a blackout sleeve, but I’m don’t know if I should’ then I always answer’ no’ because I think the moment you have an uncertainty, then you shouldn’t do it.”
While Anderson has made her social media accounts private, some of her photos have been released to the public, and they have sparked an intense debate on tattoos — some say she is fierce, while others claimed she had ruined her face.