Jodie Marsh is certainly no stranger to the tattooist’s chair. So what better person to go on This Morning and discuss body art?
While talking on the ITV show, Jodie revealed that every single one of her many tattoos, which include portraits of Michael Jackson and Buddy Holly, has a special meaning to her; especially one honouring her late nan.
“I had her ashes crushed up into the ink and tattooed in to me and I feel like she’s with me forever now, Jodie told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
The bodybuilding champ showed off the tattoo, on the back of her left leg, which reads ‘Little Nan.’
Jodie added: “When I was given her ashes a lot of people said 'we buried them in the garden and planted a tree round it', but if I move house then her ashes are gone, so I wanted to keep them with me.
“So I said that’s the best way to have them with me forever.”
Are tattoos ‘common and chavvy?’
Jodie took to the This Morning sofa to fight the corner for tattoos as she battled against psychotherapist Marisa Peer who called tattoos ‘common and chavvy.’
Bit harsh, maybe?
Jodie admitted she would never get a ‘fashion tattoo,’ but claimed body art is OK as long as it has a sentimental value.
She said: “[It’s fine] when you get tattoos that mean something to you, like all of mine do, and they all have a purpose and meaning and a story to tell.
"My whole sleeve is my life story in pictures... I’ve got things from my mum and dad on here, the Harley that I ride, a paparazzi camera.”
She’ll be getting a protein shake tat next…