A woman spent £1,500 on tattoos of serial killers with plans to get more – and said she doesn’t care what people think about her unconventional ink.
Britnee Chamberlain, 28, has huge portraits of Ted Bundy and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, and has plans to get artwork of Jack the Ripper in the near future.
As the Daily Star reports, Britnee has been slowly turning her body into a who’s who of the world’s most infamous killers – including pictures and quotes.
So far the tattoos have cost her over £1,500, but she said that’s ok as getting the unusual artwork has become her ‘life’s purpose, since she came up with the idea in her early 20s.
Britnee said: “If I was worried about what others think I wouldn’t be staying true to myself and living a life of authenticity.
“People are always going to have their own opinions but who is to say any of those opinions or choices are right or wrong?
“Having these displayed on my body is solely for my own personal meaning, as is for someone who has a beloved pet, initials of a loved one or perhaps a silly joke tattooed on theirs.”
Britnee, from Sydney, is so obsessed with serial killers that they inspired her to study forensic psychology.
She is fascinated by what compelled murderers to commit their heinous acts and is passionate about better understanding how their criminal minds operate.
And Britnee now wants four more monsters etched on her skin – including Jack the Ripper and Ed Gein.
Britnee added: “I don’t condone the hostile crimes of serial killers by any means – I am simply intrigued as to why they do it.
“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.
“They’re not given voices or outlets to speak up, reach out for help and or support before it’s too late. The way I have designed the sleeve is to deter glorification for artistic expression.
“Thousands of people each year get fictional characters tattooed on them like Hannibal and Freddy Kreuger. They are all serial killers yet this portrayal is accepted as it’s not real – now riddle me that.”
Britnee said her family was “initially surprised” at the tattoos but held no judgement against her. She also added that although she loves her body art – they do not define her character.
The portraits took nine hours each to complete and she credited her tattoo artist Daniel Wickham for the extensive work.
She said: “I couldn’t be happier and am so grateful to have found such an incredible artist to be equally as excited in bringing it to life.
Bundy murdered more than 30 women and children during his killing spree between 1974 and 1978 before he was ordered to die.
Dahmer meanwhile killed, dismembered and cannibalised 17 people before he himself was murdered behind bars in 1994.