As I have said quite a few times in the past, tattoos are very good for expressing someone’s personality. For example, people who have cat tattoos on their arms really like dogs… Oh no, wait, that’s not how it works.
It takes a lot of courage to have yourself completely inked from top to bottom, but that’s exactly what Instagram model Summer McInerney did.
The 23-year-old of Brisbane, Australia spent 15 days and around £13,000 (almost $21000 Australian) to get herself completely covered in tattoos.
Thanks to her impressive body art, as of March 13, 2017, Summer has amassed well over 45000 Instagram followers.
Her art addiction began with a half sleeve in July 2015. However, she couldn’t resist more after meeting artist Coen Mitchell.
“When Coen finished off my sleeve, I loved it and thought it was really different.”
“Pretty much straight away I wanted more and luckily he had a great idea for my upper thighs and bum.”
When asked about what it is like to have your breasts completely tattooed, she answered:
“The stomach and chest were a big deal for me when I got them done, but they actually weren’t the most painful!”
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Even though the boobs weren’t a big problem, the area inbetween (literally) was a different story
“I remember the middle of my chest – my sternum – it was unbearable.”
She also responded to further questions regarding the pain:
“My feet were also pretty sore, but I’m about to get one of my feet lasered so that I can continue and finish my sleeve on my leg. I’m looking forward to that.”
“Having once gotten all my toes tattooed by a mate when I was very hungover I can confirm feet are an awkward place to get tattooed.”
“Although the inside of my elbow is hands down the worst place I’ve even been tattooed. Four hours of absolute agony.”
An honest shoutout to Summer and her incredible bravery. Both in wanting to get these tattoos, and in actually painstakingly waiting for them to be drawn onto her body.
What’s more, thanks to her dying her hair in a bright shade of turquoise recently, her Instagram features truly amazing photos.
Would you do this? Sounds SO exciting.