A rebellious 77-year-old great-grandmother has spent £2,000 on 16 tattoos covering her body since her husband died - including a tribute to him.
Glenys ‘the Menace’ Coope, 77, saves up the money from her pension so she can afford to get a new tattoo every few months.
The widowed gran-of-five and great gran-of-three got her first set of tattoos back in the 1960s but later had them removed by plastic surgery because her husband Walter disapproved.
But since his in 2014, the retired housewife and mum-of-two has begun to re-explore her love of body art and now has dozens of tattoos – including inkings of an alien vampire and Medusa – on her arms, chest and back.
She said: ‘I’m not an ordinary old age pensioner. I get one every couple of months. I’ve spent £2,000 but it’s been worth every penny. I save up because I’m a pensioner so when I’ve got enough money I go and get one done."
‘I like them so I’ll get a few more but I won’t have loads. I want a werewolf on my back and then I’ll leave it for a little bit.’
Glenys got her first of tattoos – two hearts on her neck, a beauty spot on her face, two swallows on her hands and a devil and rose on her back – in 1964.
But she said husband Walter didn’t like them, so she underwent plastic surgery to remove them in 1985.
And she said despite her age, she isn’t interested in what people think about her tatts.
Glenys says that she’d encourage any older person considering getting a tattoo to have one. And she said her grandchildren and great-grandchildren love the designs covering her body.
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