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Woman who is blind spends over 400 hours getting full body tattoo

By Mason White 1:49 PM February 6, 2014
Fran Atkinson 

By: Aarav Sen
A woman sat through many hours at the tattoo parlor to cover her entire body despite the fact that she will never be able to see the tattoos.

Fran Atkinson, 52, of Wales, United Kingdom, became addicted to getting inked.

She spent 416 hours covering her entire body in tattoos.

Atkinson has spent the last three years getting a “body suit” of colorful ink despite having no idea what it looks like.

The mother of one, who lives in Rhyl, said that her husband, Ron, and tattoo artist Greg Bowman, acted as her eyes. They describe the details of the intricate work of art done from her neck to her ankles.

Atkinson suffers from retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a hereditary disease, which causes serious vision impairment and can lead to blindness.

Atkinson was not always blind. She began losing her eyesight as a teenager and now is left with only three to five percent of the vision, but said she has always had a passion for body art.

Now, she is hoping to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the woman with the most tattoos.