Man Complains About Getting Trolled Online After Covering His Face In Tattoos
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A man who has covered his body in tattoos was a guest on The Jeremy Kyle Show to defend himself against online trolls who called him a 'freak' for his excessive body art.
Over the past three years Chris Dalzell, from Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland, has spent around £30,000 ($23,600) steadily adding ink to his body.
As a result his his girlfriend says the family have been subjected to a torrent of abuse, with people judging her partner for the way he looks - but she insists he is a fantastic father.
Jezza read out some of the harsh comments that people have sent to chef Chris, calling him an 'attention-seeking', 'creepy', 'sick' man.
One said: "Nothing but a selfish moron who's gone from normal to superfreak, your kids will definitely be bullied because of how you look."
Another said: "I would not want to sit in a restaurant paying good money for a meal with him in my line of sight, looking at a skull face and exposed brain, nor would I want my kids to see it."
Chris then joined his partner on the show, and after 'straight-talking' Jeremy said he didn't look 'normal', the 33-year-old went on to explain the meaning behind his tats.
He told Jeremy: "My main message here is pain and that's what it says across my chin, 'pain'. It was a coping mechanism for me, my daughter was very ill in hospital and I'm her father, I'm supposed to protect my daughter.
"She wasn't well before she was born, she was induced early. She's lying in hospital with tubes coming out of her and I can't even help her - what was I supposed to do? My only way was to express myself.
"I always wanted to be covered in tattoos, it was just a matter of picking the right time to get the tattoos, and to me that was the right time."
But it's not just online that Christ has received this level of abuse, revealing that people even make comments to him in the street.
He said: "I get people calling me a serial killer, making remarks when I'm walking down the street with two kids, saying that the kids should be taken off me.
"The tattoos do not make me a bad person, they don't make me a bad dad, they certainly do not - if anything these tattoos have made me a better person."
And Chris says he's not even close to being finished and plans to have the rest of his body covered, including his more 'sensitive' areas.
He added: "I will get my privates done too. The whole lot, I want to have my bum covered on both cheeks, in Mario pieces so you have the good Marios and the bad Marios."
Needless to say, his partner was NOT the biggest fan of this idea.
She said: "I have always said to him, 'Please don't get that done,' because I don't want him getting it out for someone to tattoo."