Brisbane mom Daisy Lola opens with 200 tattoos | Video

Brisbane mum Daisy Foxglove says she’s one of the “borest” people she knows.

Her ideal evening is to channel her “inner grandma” by curling up with a blanket, a good book and a freshly brewed cup of tea.

She loves spending her weekends with her three-year-old daughter, taking leisurely strolls to the local park with the couple, and spending movie nights at home surrounded by snacks.

But the 29-year-old, who is covered from head to toe in around 200 tattoos, says many people don’t believe her because of her looks when she explains how healthy her everyday life is.

“Most just assume I’m a crazy party animal,” Daisy told news.com.au.

“It’s hilarious because I’m really that boring. I’m such a couch potato, I just love to curl up with a great read and a big cup of tea.

“This is my idea of ​​a fun time. People often think that I spend my weekends partying or doing drugs or stuff like that.

“It couldn’t be more different. Usually I just go for a walk in the park, paint with my daughter or watch a great movie at home.

“I’ve never been this wild, it really shocks people when I tell them about my life.”

Daisy has always loved tattoos of all kinds and got her first one when she was a teenager with her parents’ permission.

Her fascination with art has never waned, and today it is estimated that she has around 150 to 200 different pieces of art all over her body, including her neck and face.

The mother turned her passion into a career by opening her own tattoo studio, Lovesick Tattoos, in Brisbane, where she is often fully booked by the hour for weeks and even months.

Though she loves her ink, Daisy admits it can mean she’s treated differently by the public.

She has seen instances of being judged and disfellowshipped by other parents simply because of her looks.

“My tattoos often trigger some kind of reaction,” she explained.

“Especially older people will usually stare or say something quietly.

“I find other parents generally avoid me when I’m playing in the park with my daughter or something.

“They will lead their child away from mine. It’s sad and strange behavior.

“I’ll see moms being attracted to each other and making friends and connections when they’ve never met before.

“That has never happened to me. Usually when I try to reach me I am turned off, rejected and ignored.”

A scary reality Daisy often faces — far worse than being judged by other parents — is that she’s often sexually harassed by men on the go.

She says this began when she was a teenager, with the frequency and severity of the harassment peaking in her mid-twenties.

Though it’s becoming a bit rarer, she’s still often subject to unwanted advances and creepy behavior from men.

“Some men have preconceived notions about what women with tattoos are like,” she said.

“I think they’re perceived as being a bit more sexually open, perverted and ready for anything. But you can’t tell a person that until you get to know them.

“I’ve been told by men with a creepy look that I must like pain. Usually they ask me what tattoos I have under my clothes.

“I know how to act, but I’m also really tiny at 4ft 11. That’s why I’m afraid sometimes.

“I used to have a dagger on my sternum and I actually had it removed because I got so many comments from men.

“You would point out that it looked phallic and was lying on my chest. Not good.”

In a particular incident that happened recently, Daisy went viral on TikTok, where she shared a frightening encounter with a man.

As she sat at the train station, the mother explained that the stranger began commenting on her tattoos in an inappropriate manner, before asking which ones she had “under her clothes”.

“I’ve been waiting for a train and I hear someone mumbling about tattoos,” she said.

“I didn’t turn around and look because while I’m trying to be friendly, I’m not actively trying to engage in conversation.

“He walks around in front of me because I’m not paying attention to him and says ‘I like your tattoos.’

“It’s almost always men who come up to me and tell me they love my tattoos, but what they usually mean is they love that I’m a woman with tattoos.

“I smiled and said thank you but he kept staring at me and said it again.

“Then he said, ‘Now I just want to see what’s under the black,’ referring to the black jumpsuit I was wearing.

“He stares me in the eye and then says ‘surely they have to go all the way downstairs’ and then makes a creepy obscene gesture by looking under my clothes.

“I find talking to men like they’re a naughty child and loudly shaming them usually works for me.

“I said, ‘We don’t talk about women’s bodies like that if we don’t know them, do we?’

“He walked away angrily and mumbled ‘that’s okay, I’ll just imagine it.’

Daisy tells her story to break the stigma many tattooed men and women face and to help people understand that you can never judge a book by its cover.

“There are so many different forms of body modification,” she said.

“Fake tan, lashes, fillers, crazy haircut. There are so many ways we can express our identity.

“It’s about designing your outside so that it feels authentic on the inside.

“At the end of the day, everyone should do what they want with their own body, without harassment or judgement.”

Originally posted as Mum opens up on the surprising reality of being heavily inked

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