A tattoo fan is constantly judged because of her body art.
Sarah-Jane Sinclair, from Harlow, Essex, has inkings that sprawl across her body and face.
She’s used to people staring at her on the street – and has even had to put up with people telling her she’s “ruined herself”.
She said: “As soon as I turned 18 I hit the tattoo shop and I couldn’t tell you how many tattoos I have now. It’s definitely an addiction, once you start you don’t want to stop.
“I’ve got nearly two arm sleeves, half a leg sleeve, a bit on my lower back and stomach, all my chest, neck and fingers, the back of my thighs and obviously my face. I plan on being fully covered but it takes time.
“In public mostly I get stares and online about 75% of what I get is hate – they call me Post Malone, say I’ve ruined myself and ask ‘what are you going to look like when you’re old’.”
Sarah-Jane added: “Someone even said ‘I’ve never seen anyone use a tattoo to get rid of a double chin’ – that got me that one, it’s really personal.”
The beauty fanatic has also been trolled over her bold pout, tan and lip fillers.
Over the years, she’s had 15 millilitres of filler injected into her face, spread over her lips, nose and chin.
To maintain her stand-out look, she’s also used sunbeds for 15 minutes almost every day for the past year.
Despite the criticism, the 25-year-old loves her alternative look.
She only has one regret, which is getting her ex’s name etched into her bum.
The self-confessed “tattoo addict” admits it was “impulsive” to get the inking just two weeks into a new relationship.
She explained: “I love my tattoos. The only one I regret getting is my ex’s name on my bum earlier in the year – we’d only been together for two weeks but I just thought ‘this guy is amazing’ and I’m very impulsive with tattoos.”
“Then two weeks later this girl messaged me on TikTok asking for my number after seeing my videos with the guy in. She phoned me and said he’s been seeing her for months as well.
“He told me not to get the tattoo at the time but I did it anyway – now I know it was obviously because he was with someone else as well. I’ve not got it covered yet but I’m going to.”
The mum-of-one has the words “be original” and “stand out” inked onto her, which reflect why she got tattoos in the first place.
She refuses to let critics hold her back and vows to keep getting body art until she runs out of skin to cover.
Sarah-Jane said: “People say it’s ruining your body but I believe your body is a temple and you should decorate it, so I’m decorating myself.
“I don’t like the pain. Some people enjoy it but I hate getting my tattoos done, it’s so painful but no pain no gain.
“I don’t fit into society but we shouldn’t all be the same – I just like being me and free.
“I feel sorry for people who have to be negative about other people, it probably means they’re sad themselves and live a very boring life.
“Do they want everyone to look the same? Because it would be a boring world if they did.
“[One friend] said to me recently ‘everyone’s got the same look, the same haircut and the same style, but you’re you and you’d never get a replica of you’.”
Sarah-Jane added: “I just see negative commenters as unhappy, negative people and I just live my best life.
“Some people take it to heart but you’ve just got to ignore it
“I believe in the law of attraction so if I ignore negativity and just think positive then positivity will come back to me.
“It’s only those people being negative that will have negativity coming to them.”
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