A British mother of two says she covered 80 percent of her body in tattoos after a painful divorce — but now the ink is interfering with her dating life. In an interview with Barcroft TV posted this week, 49-year-old Amanda Brignall said she “wanted to add a bit of glamour into [her] life” after her husband divorced her when she was 37.
Today, Brignall’s tattoos include a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, a star design on her face, and a “talk to the hand” tattoo inscribed on her palm, which she said she’ll flash to anyone who’s not a fan of her appearance.
Though Brignall said that she loves her tattoos, the men in her Yorkshire, England community don’t seem to feel the same way; she’s only had one date in the last seven years.
“I don’t get chatted up much, I don’t know why,” she said. “I think I intimidate them — unless I’m too freaky from them, I don’t know.”
Brignall’s post-divorce ink may be eye-catching, but this is hardly the first time someone has turned to tattoos in the wake of a bad breakup. In June 2012, Carl McCoid, a 39-year-old British man, showed off nearly $800-worth of Miley Cyrus tattoos that he had inked across his body after his divorce.