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John Bett

'World's most tattooed mum' who looks 'like a Smurf' vows to set Guinness World Record

The "World's most tattooed mum" who "looks like a smurf" believes she is the most tattooed person on earth and wants a World Record to prove it.

Every inch of 46-year-old Melissa Sloan's face is covered in ink, with intricate designs of flowers and crucifixes covering her cheeks, chin, and forehead.

When she'd finished her design, the mother of two, from Wales, decided she wasn't quite done - so she started again, inking over the old designs until she'd covered all of her face twice.

Since then she's done it again and she's currently on her third layer of all-over ink - and she believes she must have the most ink out of everyone in the world.

Melissa is addicted to getting tattoos (Melissa Sloan)
She's covered her entire face three times (Melissa Sloan)

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Melissa said: "I'd like to be a record holder, it's just something different.

"I'm trying to get into the Guinness book of records. I've got three layers on my face, I probably have the most tattoos in the world, and if not then at the rate I'm going on I probably will have in the end - I keep going over and over them.

"I'd be proud, that's my goal - not many get in the book of records do they, I've only known two couples in there for tattoos - they were covered head to toe, and I think I've got more than them. I'm overlapping tattoos right now.

"When I finish I'll contact Guinness, my mum's passed away but if she was here she'd be proud of me - she always told me to do what I enjoy, and she'd tell me to keep getting them.

She said she's starting to look like "a smurf" (Melissa Sloan)
She tried covering her ink at one stage, but didn't like the look (Melissa Sloan)

"You've gotta enjoy yourself because you could get hit by a bus, couldn't you?"

Previously, we reported how Melissa couldn't 'get a job' due to her extensive inkings, even when she covered her designs with makeup.

She said that she is 'addicted' to tattoos and gets three new designs each week - often letting her partner do it himself, to keep the costs down.

She's been evicted from bars and restaurants as people find her appearance scary, but she doesn't care and is still getting more ink.

She continued: "I'm addicted to tattoos, I get three a week and I'll never stop - if I make it to 70 I'll still be getting them.

"Every bit of skin will be covered even if I'm turning blue, my face is already turning blue - I look like a Smurf.

"I could do a bit more on my legs perhaps, I'll go blackout in the end - once you go over it enough times it won't work, it goes black or blue.

"I'm still carrying on, I never stop. I've had a Playboy bunny on my back, my head is covered in tattoos so I'm working on new areas."

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