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Mum plans to tattoo every inch of her body with designs requested by strangers


Chelsea only learnt how to tattoo a year ago, and now has plans to cover her whole body in ink (Picture: SWNS)

Chelsea only learnt how to tattoo a year ago, and now has plans to cover her whole body in ink (Picture: SWNS)

A mum has covered herself in nearly 100 self-drawn tattoos at the request of strangers – and plans to keep going until she has no space left.

Chelsea Rohrbough, 31, has tattooed herself with 96 tats resembling painful experiences or traumas suggested to her by her followers.

The mum-of-two has had over 7,000 requests for the inked designs and has a tat of a broken phone screen for those affected by online grooming.

She documents the tattoos on TikTok and her followers leave comments on her videos with designs they’d like to see, such as the word ‘love’ surrounded by a fake bruise to symbolise domestic abuse.

She also tattooed a trans person’s name on her body after they were disowned by their family, and has a button for a victim of sex trafficking.

Chelsea self-tattoed herself through 2022 but inked her first requested tat in November and now aims to do two a day until she runs out of space.

She says she does it to try and ‘raise awareness’ for what people request and give it the attention it ‘needs’.

The mum bought a tattoo kit off Amazon during lockdown and has taught her self the skill (Picture: Chelsea Rohrbough / SWNS)

Her tattoos are all designs requested by strangers which she then tattoos herself (Picture: Chelsea Rohrbough / SWNS)

Her designs are to help bring awareness to trauma and painful subjects (Picture: Chelsea Rohrbough / SWNS)

Chelsea, an independent contractor, from Clarksberg, West Virginia, US, said: ‘A lot of the requests I get on my page I’m unaware of and I try and give them the attention they need.

‘I’ve put on murder cases that got no justice, sex trafficking cases, transgender people who’ve not been accepted by their parents.

‘I want to bring awareness to those things.

‘I pick the ones that will bring the most awareness and sometimes simpler ones.’

‘One was about two boys who were murdered and I wrote their football numbers on my leg and their dad reached out to say thank you.

Chelsea taught herself how to tattoo after buying the supplies online and spent most of 2022 trying out different designs.

Now she tries to do at least two designs a day until she runs out of space.

‘I’ve painted and drawn for years and during Covid I ordered a tattoo machine off of Amazon and self-taught,’ Chelsea said.

She said: ‘It helps them as much as it does me.

‘People always ask if it makes me depressed but I’ve gone on for so long feeling like I didn’t have any purpose.

Chelsea has around 100 tattoos all over her body (Picture: Chelsea Rohrbough / SWNS)

‘As soon as I started doing this it really helped and it allows me to feel good knowing I’m helping with someone’s trauma.

‘Some people say it’s not my pain to carry for someone …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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