<h10>CHERREE WRIGHT, 58</h10><br>
"I’ve always considered my tattoos to be an adornment of me, an expression of who I am and it’s my good jewellery, I can’t lose it and no one can steal it."
<h10>EMMA NEAVES, 26</h10><br>
"I was 18 when I got my first tattoo, it was probably one of my biggest. I just went in and wanted something done, so I just did it really, went all out."
<h10>GEORGIE SAULT, 20</h10><br>
When I first turned 18 I got three within a matter of a month, so they are very addictive and also very expensive.
<h10>JENNA ROSAIK, 26</h10><br>
I was motivated to get one tattoo at first, and then I just kept going, couldn’t stop.
<h10>KATIA KUBACKI, 26</h10><br>
I grew up in the country where nobody had tattoos … to see a (heavily tattooed) person expressing themselves and putting it out there I thought it was really brave.
<h10>LARA GILMOUR, 23</h10><br>
I want my artist to have as much fun with it as I do.
<h10>MADDIE RAISIN, 18</h10><br>
The motivation behind it was that I had self harm scars.
<h10>RACHAEL HUTCHINSON, 44</h10><br>
In a way I also think they are kind of a public thing, get them all over our body for other people to see.
<h10>RENAI CROOK, 40</h10><br>
I was diagnosed with PTSD, so for me it is very much making that mental pain into something tangible, something you can feel but at the end of it you have something beautiful.
<h10>JENNY NIPPERESS, 50</h10><br>
"It’s a type of release, people self harm to release depression and anxiety … to me when I’m getting really pent up I know I need a tattoo, to hear the noise and feel that pain."
<h10>SIAN PRICE, 61</h10><br>
The one statement that I’ve had more than any is you don’t look the type that would have tattoos.
<h10>SUE MAFFULLO, 44</h10><br>
"I’m a walking story book … Obviously I have a few more chapters … but I love it… having my story written all over my body."