Ink model makes her mark in com­pe­ti­tion

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

CHILDERS tat­tooist Grace Cross­land feels she has rep­re­sented all inked women by ap­pear­ing in a tat­too bikini com­pe­ti­tion in Her­vey Bay.

“The com­pe­ti­tion was for tat­tooed mod­els,” she said.

“A lot of mod­els who have got tat­toos get dis­crim­i­nated against.

“The com­pe­ti­tion was pro­mot­ing a pos­i­tive im­age of tat­tooed women.”

Ms Cross­land, who runs Sav­age Tat­toos in Childers, said tat­toos were now very fash­ion­able.

She said cus­tomers at her tat­too par­lour came from all walks of life.

“We get po­lice­men, po­lice­women, teach­ers, politi­cians and grand­par­ents,” she said.

Ms Cross­land, who plans to add to her se­lec­tion of tat­toos, said plac­ing third in Her­vey Bay qual­i­fied her to com­pete in the Queens­land fi­nals on June 13 on the Sun­shine Coast.

PHOTO: TRACEY JOYN­SON

WEAR­ABLE ART: Grace Cross­land mod­els at the Her­vey Bay Ho­tel.

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