Monday, May 21, 2007

World's Most Tattooed Woman




























While most women in their 60s are settling down for a quiet life, Isobel Varley is travelling the world - showing off her tattoos and piercings.

The bubbly woman is almost covered from head to foot with colourful tattoos and has 49 piercings in a number of places, including 16 in her pants area.

She's just returned to her home in Stevenage from a tattoo convention in Switzerland, has two days before flying out to Belgium and appeared on Channel 4's The Salon the previous week. Life is busy for the woman who holds the title as the world's most tattooed senior woman.

"The last tattoo I had was a rose and heart on my forehead yesterday," she said. "I had it done at the convention in Lucerne. It was a little painful, but it looks really nice and I can cover it up with my fringe if I want."

But Isobel didn't start having tattoos until her late 40s in 1986. The mother-of-one finished covering her body with tattoos in 1997 - her favourite is a family of tigers lying on her stomach.

"I went to a tattoo convention and had one tattoo - and then it just went from there. This came about as I was so impressed by the sheer beauty of the tattoos and I found that the people there were ordinary people from all walks of life and were not strange," she said.

But Isobel warned: " If you're going to have one done, you've got to think about it carefully because it's going to last a very long time so you've got to be sure it's what you want.

"Having a tattoo removed is expensive and I think you should only get one done if you're old enough to know what you want for the rest of your life."

The pensioner started having the piercings in 1989 - having her first as an experience so she could write about it.

She has 29 in her ears, two in her nose,one in each nipple, one in her belly button and 16 in various places in her nether regions.

"The most painful is nipple piercing - I've had to have them redone three times for various reasons. The tops of your ears take a long time to heal, but the ones down below heal very fast."
Source: BBC
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39 comments :

Sarah said...

It isn't the amount of tattoos that makes me sick, it's the amount of penis ones. Making a butterfly out of penises- seriously! Eww!

Myfanwy said...

She should have saved her money for some dental work...shudder.
Quite the penis obsession going on there....shudder again
New flash!! 60 is not a senior that would be my mother she's 82..lololol
Just wait till your 60th birthday is staring you in the face. Well she's got guts I'll give her that. I on the other hand can think of other ways to celebrate life!

DaydreamSupercollider said...

Imagine her patience...to sit through hours of that. Some of the works is beautiful, but I don't like the penises.

Sexy College Girl said...

OMG !!

Anonymous said...

Some short thinkin goin on here! If Isobel like penis.s so kin what? Would you not want a woman that did? If she is brave enough to flout the rules, did you not want a woman with guts? Think deeper!!
It may not be your flavour but if thats the case you will pass by,as it happens she is happily married and Mac aint got no prob with it.

Anonymous said...

I think they're all phenomenal!
She definitely has personality.
:)

Anonymous said...

Love her tattoos! Isobel is so totally beautiful. A stunning lady for sure. Would love to meet her, bet her personality is as great as her tatts. Her husband is indeed one lucky guy.

Jennifer said...

I used to work with Isobel about 10 years ago. She is such a sweetheart and a little bit kinky!!

Anonymous said...

imagine she's walking down the street and some lil kid points at her penis tattoo and go likes "mom what is that" lol

Spazy_Music_Junky said...

I love her tatoos. People like that should come along more often. Ones who do what they think without caring what people think.

Anonymous said...

umm my name is weslee just for clarification and all...but anyway my father has like 10 tattoes all over his body and each one has a symbolism for something. he taught me if i was going to get one it needed to symbolize something close to me. I have one right now that symbolizes my grandmother's love for me know matter how stupid i can be at times. It is 3 roses with a japanese symbol that means grandson in it.

thats not the point though no matter the fact she has some penis designs in inlegetiment places on her body, does not mean we should decide wether or not those tattoes are wrong to have. My bet is as (no offence) how old she is - and with age comes wisdom- that all those tattoes she has, each one means something or symbolizes something close to her heart. To get tattoe in some of those places is painful enough that each tattoe she has atleast something to her in one way or another.
so in conclusion who are we to judge her tattoe is such a rude manner. like my grandmother said if you aint got anything nice to say dont say anything at all.

sincerely,
Weslee Smith

Anonymous said...

I really like her tiger tattoos, but I think it is quite creepy for an old lady to have so many penises tattooed on her...especially on her HEAD. I could handle the one on her ass, but seeing rats crawling in between a field of penises was quite creepy. And the tattoo on her forehead reminds me of Sailor Moon.

Anonymous said...

Oh and in addition to my last post, I just realized that she has a devil tattooed on her crotch.
She's crazy.

Anonymous said...

The woman is seriously sexed-up. I can bet anything this sort of thing gets her off. She probably multiple-orgasms right there at the parlor every time she has a tattoo or a piercing done. I mean, look at all the penis tattoos, and 16 vagina piercings? 16??? For craps sake...

Anonymous said...

f'ing Ridiculous .

She is one f'ed up granny lmao.

Anonymous said...

SHE IS NOT THE MOST TATTOOED. THERE IS A WOMAN WHO HAS HER WHOLE BODY AND EVEN HER FACE

Terra said...

CAPS DUDE!! Jesus. Also, there may be people with bigger tattoos that cover a lot but we're talking about quantity.



Regardless of what her tattoos are, there is no way anyone can argue how well they were done. Some of her tattoos are older than I am and they still look brilliant. The color, the detail. Absolutely gorgeous!

laurasurfer@hotmail.com said...

This woman rocks!!! she was smart enough to wait till her older years before embarking on such a feat. Her phallic worship is HOT as is her color scheme. She probably gets more action that those half her age....rock on cool mama!!!!!!!

laura said...

ohhh my! she is sooooo cool...I wanna be like her when I grow up (i am almost 38)...its HOT for a woman to be into Phallic worship...imagine her fellatio expertise?hhmmm...lets give her kudos for being free and uncumbered by what others think!!! there should be more grandma like her!!! YEAH!!!!!!!

Derek Jackson said...

She's so fucking hot . . .

Anonymous said...

She looks awful - i have a fewsmall tattoos meself, but seriously - HOW can that look good on anyone??

Anonymous said...

So her nipples are censored...but the ten thousand cocks all over her body are okay?

Anonymous said...

Wow........
I like all of her tattoos, but not the penis ones.

Missy said...

She looks horrible. ewwww. The only rays of sunlight are the few peaks for normal ivory skin peeking through all of that mess.

Tattoos are white trash. period.

Anonymous said...

Is it me or does the one of the heart and penises have a spellng mistake saying "it bobs command i am tattoed and pierced" should it be "its* bobs command... "
Shes missing the "s" !

Anonymous said...

Alright, For Your Info, She is the most tattooed SENIOR woman, Sure, there may be women more tattooed than her, But she's Old, it doesn't matter that she's a woman to, its the fact that she's a Senior woman that got everyone all "Wow!!" because of the piercings and Tattoos, I find its pretty cool, and for the Penises, It doesn't Matter, She had guts to get them, and I admire that, it proves that she doesn't care what others think and she got it anyways no matter what anyone said. Its her desicion, she made them, and you have no right to tell her what to get, its her body.

Thats why I'm getting a Cross on my arm with tribal designs going around my arm, and my OWN design on my ankle, and Maybe if I have the money, a full Back tattoo of a cross and the bottom turning into the blade of a sword, and a tribal tattoo at the bottom of my back. But I really admire this woman, She has Guts, and She does what she wants like I am, I have 6 piercings on my face alone. Ears, both eyebrows, my nose and my lip. My dad flipped, but hey, It was my Idea, and my moms lol.

But its my body and i do what I want and thats what she did, you should admire her.

chris said...

The guy that does my tattoos done the strawberries on her neck. he said she's an amazing lady and i think she looks brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Rats and penis' I am totally getting that!

Steph said...

To the lady that said "tattoos are for white trash" GET OVER YOURSELF!!!. Tattoos are a form of self expression. Pull the stick out of your ass.

Anonymous said...

Shit, that looks really messed up. I'm not against tattoos or anything. In fact I actually like tattoos. But having them all over someones body? Wow. :0

Anonymous said...

that is very disgusting to me y would she put penises on her body and she need to go to the dentist cause her teeth is yellow as fuq insted of putting tattooes on her body

alumni darul amanah said...

we,,alahhhhhhh

Olivia Nicole said...

this woman is ahmazing she is my hero hopefully i can have as much tattoo's as her

Anonymous said...

Tattoo's are a story. If you dont have any then u dont know. I am 43 an have 5. Getting more in the future. They r like lays chips. Ya just cant have one. I love her for being her. God bless. Rock on!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ha,Ha ,You look like white trash. PERIOD. Douchebag!

shawn scheidegger said...

Y the fuck would u b on a site for tattoos if u automatically dislike tattoos?

shawn scheidegger said...

If u automatically dislike tattoos, y exactly r u on a site about a tattooed woman? Individualism is sexy.

maxine moore said...

It says "At Bob's command I am tattooed & pierced" so it's fine, but, I agree, would have been embarrassing for tattoo artist if wrong like you mentioned!!

Anonymous said...

Bob must have one MAGICAL penis......