‘I covered legs in serial killer tattoos and don’t care what people think’

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Britnee Chamberlain was in her early 20s when the idea of getting serial killers tattooed on her body struck.

The young woman says she was “searching for my life’s purpose” before the warped minds of some of the world’s most dangerous men inspired her controversial ink.

Now she has predator Ted Bundy and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer displayed on her leg for all to see – with Jack the Ripper in the pipeline too.

She has spent over £1,500 on the killer portraits and she welcomes shocked strangers stopping her in the street to ask questions and to take snaps.

Her favourite piece is a dark Dahmer quote that reads “If you can’t beat em, eat em” – but Britnee, 28, is unconcerned with the judgement of others.

Speaking exclusively to the Daily Star, she said: “If I was worried about what others think I wouldn’t be staying true to myself and living a life of authenticity.

“People are always going to have their own opinions but who is to say any of those opinions or choices are right or wrong?

“Having these displayed on my body is solely for my own personal meaning, as is for someone who has a beloved pet, initials of a loved one or perhaps a silly joke tattooed on theirs.”

Britnee, from Sydney, is so obsessed with serial killers that they inspired her to study forensic psychology.

She is fascinated by what compelled murderers to commit henious acts and is passionate about better understanding how their criminal minds operate.

And Britnee now wants four more monsters etched to her skin – including Jack the Ripper and Ed Gein.

But she insisted that she is not glorifying the sickos.

Britnee added: “I don’t condone the hostile crimes of serial killers by any means – I am simply intrigued as to why they do it.

“There are so many contributing factors such as socio-environmental, biological and psychological aspects that encourage or result in a criminal acting out in the way they do.

“And it’s fair to say that not all of them are coherent or sane enough to realise this is not a sense of normalcy in society.”

She continued: “They’re not given voices or outlets to speak up, reach out for help and or support before it’s too late.

“The way I have designed the sleeve is to deter glorification for artistic expression."

And she argued: “Thousands of people each year get fictional characters tattooed on them like Hannibal and Freddy Kreuger. They are all serial killers yet this portrayal is accepted as it’s not real – now riddle me that.”

Britnee said her family was “initially surprised” at the tatts but held no judgement against her.

She also added that although she loves her body art – they do not define her character.

The portraits took nine hours each to complete and she credited her tattoo artist Daniel Wickham for the extensive work.

She said: “I couldn’t be happier and am so grateful to have found such an incredible artist to be equally as excited in bringing it to life.

“I wanted to portray and represent a historical timeline if you will, with fonts and colours transitioning to grayscale to display the accurate era of crimes along with compelling but less volatile descriptions of their personality that differentiated themselves so as not to show glorification.”

Bundy murdered more than 30 women and children during his killing spree between 1974 and 1978 before he was ordered to die.

Dahmer meanwhile killed, dismembered and cannibalised 17 people before he himself was murdered behind bars in 1994.

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