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Britain's 'Most Tattooed Woman' Covers Ink Up And Feels 'Like A Lady'

Rebecca Shepherd

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Britain's 'Most Tattooed Woman' Covers Ink Up And Feels 'Like A Lady'

This is the moment 'Britain's most tattooed woman' had all of her ink covered up to see what she looked like:

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Becky Holt took part in a documentary which was part of a social experiment called In Your Face: Confronting Tattoo Prejudice and said she felt 'like a lady' when she looked at herself in the mirror.

Her tats were covered up by expert make-up artists in a bid to see how she was treated with and without the ink.

When she looked in the mirror afterwards, she laughed before saying: "Super weird, looks so strange. Oh my God, I look like a lady, I look like a woman."

Credit: YouTube/Real Stories
Credit: YouTube/Real Stories

She then went on to add: "I kind of feel like I've lost a little bit of confidence. I think my tattoos make me feel empowered and like I stand out from the crowd.

"I feel like I'm going to just merge into the crowd and I'm just going to look normal, like a normal person.

"I just feel like I'm not going to draw any attention to myself at all and I quite like attention."

Speaking to one of the men that also took part in the show, she said she didn't feel like herself, explaining: "My face feels really chubbier."

Before Becky had her tattoos covered up, she was ignored on the street by people as she asked them for directions.

Afterwards, when she went back on the streets with her ink covered up, people were stopping to speak to her and offer directions.

Credit: YouTube/Real Stories
Credit: YouTube/Real Stories

Speaking to the camera, she said: "Without the tattoos they didn't seem as intimidated and threatened by me. They were more than happy to help.

"I set myself up for the negativity already, I know how I can be treated by people so I think maybe I had a bit of a barrier up when I was asking for directions say when I was tattooed, maybe I was a bit more abrupt."

After speaking to the public, Becky went to Harrods to go to a makeup stand and have a foundation matched to her skin.

She was pleasantly surprised when the woman working there revealed the facial ink under her make-up. Becky said: "The older generation are always going to frown on tattoos but the younger generation are getting much more used to it. It's more normal now."

You can watch In Your Face: Confronting Tattoo Prejudice on YouTube here.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Real Stories

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Rebecca Shepherd
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