Chris Dalzell, 36, from Belfast, became fully covered in tattoos around seven years ago as a coping mechanism for when his daughter Jessica got really ill and was in and out of hospital. Chris is so used to being fully tatted that he “forgets that they’re there” until he sees himself in a reflective surface. “My daughter has never seen me in the flesh without tattoos, so it will be a big change for her”, he tells Truly as he gets ready to be covered up. As he starts getting covered by the MUA, Chris says that he can’t anticipate how he will feel. How will he react to having no tattoos at all after seven years? And how will his daughter, who has never seen him without them, react to her dad’s new look?
In the world of tattoo artistry, the brushstrokes are needles, and the canvas is human skin. As tattoo artists, we are not just creating stunning