Woman with Jeffrey Dahmer tattoo has no regrets and claims she's not glorifying him
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A woman with a Jeffrey Dahmer tattoo has insisted she is not glorifying the notorious killer turned cannibal.
Britnee Chamberlain, 28, has Dahmer's saying 'if you can't beat em, eat em' tattooed, despite many viewers of Netflix's new hit Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story admitting the serial killer's horrific crimes have left them physically sick.
As well as the quote from Dahmer about the cannibalism that made his crimes - which also involved necrophilia - notorious, Chamberlain also has a large tattoo of the killer's mugshot.
Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison after he was finally caught for his years-long murdering spree that saw him take the lives of 17 men and boys.
However, he served just three years behind bars before he was murdered by another inmate in 1994.
Chamberlain told the Daily Star of her tattoo: "I can say that my favourite piece of the sleeve is the quote by Jeffrey Dahmer.
"Now that's not to say I envision it in the way he did. But metaphorically speaking not feeling defeated by others and pursuing nonetheless, no matter the difficulty for you."
She went on to insist that she is simply curious about serial killers and their motivations and that she doesn't condone their actions.
"I don't condone the hostile crimes of serial killers by any means. I am simply intrigued as to why they do it," she said.
"There are so many contributing factors such as socio-environmental, biological and psychological aspects that encourage or result in a criminal acting out in the way they do.
"And it's fair to say that not all of them are coherent or sane enough to realise this is not a sense of normalcy in society."
The 28-year-old's serial killer obsession extends beyond Dahmer to Ted Bundy too, who she also has an inking of, but admits that she likes her Dahmer tattoo more.
It not only features a mugshot of the killer, but reflects his obsession with dismemberment and shows him carrying a human brain.
Evan Peters, a hearthrob for many, portrays Dahmer in the new Netflix series, and while Chamberlain insists that she is not glorifying the killer, many have insisted that's exactly what she's doing.
She was slammed by a fellow tattoo fan on Instagram, who wrote: "Do you realise how disgusting this is? You can be interested by serial killers. Watch a documentary, become a psychologist, or a criminologist. Victims of these killers are still alive.
"Imagine one of their family members or the victims seeing this on you. You are fetishising real life murderers and it absolutely disgusts me. Enjoying horror and loving FICTIONAL characters is 10000% different than this shit. Ew."
But Chamberlain remains unrepentant about her tattoos and said that she's planning to have more killers tattooed, including history's most notorious mystery killer Jack the Ripper.
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available to stream on Netflix.
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Topics: True Crime