A tattoo artist was so determined to land her dream job she tattooed her face on her first day so she couldn’t do a ‘normal job’.
Kayleigh Peach, 26, from Erdington in Birmingham, now has 60 per cent of her body covered in ink after she had the word ‘cursed’ tattooed above her eye.
The talented artist had her first tattoo at 18 when she had her friend’s surname tattooed on her ankle.
Kayleigh Peach, 26, had the word ‘cursed’ tattooed above her eye on her first day as a tattoo assistant
The Birmingham artist’s chest tattoo was a point of contention with her father who no longer wanted her to be a bridesmaid at his wedding
At 24, on her first day as an apprentice tattoo artist, Miss Peach had her face inked for the first time so she would never leave her dream job.
She told The BBC: ‘I got it so that I couldn’t get a normal job so I would have to persevere with what I was doing.
‘I definitely get some looks. You forget you’ve got them so you’re like “why are they staring at me?”‘
Miss Peach boasts nearly 4,000 Instagram followers thanks to her stunning posts of her intricate designs for her Birmingham clients.
The 26-year-old said she partied and drank a lot when she lived above a pub in her younger days.
Then tattooing gave her a purpose and direction in her life.
Miss Peach says people are often shocked by her face tattoos and she sometimes forgets she has them and wonders why people are staring
Her tattoos and her designs on her clients have earned her nearly 4,000 followers on Instagram
She says: ‘I absolutely love tattooing. You’re constantly talking to people and when they are in pain they open up and talk about their problems’
One of her biggest tattoos is a winged skull across her chest.
She said her father initially disapproved of it and didn’t want her to be a bridesmaid at his wedding.
But now he’s more accepting and has even let his daughter tattoo him.
She said her tattoos make her unique and given her confidence after growing up a shy girl.
Miss Peach said: ‘I absolutely love tattooing. You’re constantly talking to people and when they are in pain they open up and talk about their problems.’