This Grandmother Has 286 Tattoos

Sheila Jones, 64 years old and a grandmother of 13, only started adding them a few years ago, and still wants more. They include Marmite jars, Mick Jagger’s name and cupcakes.

1. Sheila, from Weston-Super-Mare, got her first tattoo due to a schoolgirl crush.

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2. She told the Western Daily Press: “When I had the first tattoo I thought it would be a cool thing to do. A lot of people were doing homemade ones at the time with Indian ink.”

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3. In her late 30s her interest in tattoos re-emerged.

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4. It was when she met her second husband Rob, 49, that her interest peaked. He was a “hobby tattooist”.

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5. She was the perfect subject for him to practise on.

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6. She was regularly getting two tattoos a week.

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7. The majority of her body is now covered – apart from her stomach and bottom.

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8. This is her favourite tattoo: the name of her favourite rock star.

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9. She says people’s reactions to her tattoos are nearly always positive.

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Alan White is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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