Tattoo addict with 99% of body covered looks unrecognisable since his first ink02/24/2020
A dad who claims to be addicted to tattoos has revealed how he’s got 99% of his body covered.
Brett Cross got his first ink nearly 20 years ago when he had the name of his wife Dorothy put on his back.
After 750 hours of work and only his private parts left untouched, the 43-year-old hopes he can beat the stigma surrounding tattoos forever.
He told how he fell in love with body art after getting his first ink at the age of 24, but said people rarely give him a second chance because of his look.
Speaking to That’s Life! magazine, the dad-of-three said: “‘If you're going to keep getting them, go big or go home’, the tattooist said when I went back to him.”
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The former printing technician, from New South Wales, Australia, told his wife he dreamt of being “covered in them”.
He got his back, shoulders and parts of his arms completely covered and admitted: “I’m addicted I realised.”
Eventually, he got Dorothy on board with his tattoo craze, which encouraged him to get more that led to 150 hours in six sessions to get his legs covered.
Although the printing company he worked at didn’t mind his tattoos, parents at 14-year-old son Michael’s school don’t even look twice at him.
Brett made up his mind to get his head covered seven years ago but his wife was worried he wouldn't be able to sustain a job.
But after a year, Brett began to look unrecognisable after a handful of sessions.
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Brett said some people do pester him but he sees his body art and he enjoys the attention.
Dorothy describes him as a “friendly giant” and thinks he is a prime example of why people shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
She said: “I love him, so I didn't care how he looked. We get lots of stares in the shopping centre, but I'm oblivious to it now."
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