The tattooed beauty revealed cruel strangers told her she had “ruined her body” due to her excessive amount of ink – even blocking her from entering the supermarket to insult her.
Lyndsey, from Falkirk, has a series of intricate tattoos that cover about 85% of her body from head to toe.
She also tattooed her eyebrows, eyeliner and lips.
The 37-year-old woman, who got her first small tattoo abroad at the age of 16, said: “On my entire body, the only space I really have left is behind one thigh and one side. little in the belly.
“Also, basically my whole body has tattoos. Almost no skin remains.
“I’m running out of space. One day all my skin will be filled up and I won’t be able to tattoo any more.
“So now I’m being extremely selective and thinking a lot about it. Because once the space is filled it’s me.”
The qualified makeup artist who also runs her family’s luxury cabin – Kersebrock Kabins – in Larbert, loves to show off her ink in revealing outfits.
She regularly shares videos of herself getting new ink and has amassed 70,000 followers on TikTok (@lyndseylove3).
And social network users are always full of praise, praising her as a “beautiful multi-colored queen”.
But in real life, Lyndsey said she has faced some judgment from strangers.
“When I first started getting a lot of tattoos, tattoos that you can’t hide anymore like sleeves and furniture, I had quite a few negative things,” she said.
“I randomly walked past Morrisons and people would walk up to me and they’d say ‘oh my god you have a pretty face but why are you doing this to yourself? You’ve completely ruined yourself. , why is that? you do it?’
“And I thought, are you really stealing? I was just trying to buy myself lunch and you just walked up to me to insult me. That’s crazy.”
“But once you cross the line with thick tattoos like arms and neck, no one will tell you. I don’t know if it’s because they think you look pretty scary.”
She added: “It used to affect me from the beginning because I wasn’t as confident as I am now.
“When someone comes up to you and tells you you’ve ruined yourself and you look terrible.
“I used to be very upset. People were so annoying.
“But I just kept going. I’ve doubled down. I won’t let their opinions stop me from doing what I want to do.
“I’m lucky now because most of the feedback I get is positive. And even if that’s not the case, I’m at a stage where I don’t care anymore.
“I don’t accept anymore. I have a barrier. If there’s anything negative, you can leave me. I don’t listen, I don’t entertain, I dismiss it.” . Only positive vibes.
“I 100% love myself. Master every part of you, do what you want as long as it doesn’t offend and doesn’t hurt anyone. Cherish yourself fully, accept it. your flaws and vices.
“Someone will always have something to say no matter what you do.
“My motto is if you don’t like it, don’t look at it. I don’t hurt anyone. This is just how I choose and express myself.”
But despite being unconcerned with the opinions of strangers, Lyndesy admits that at first there were two people she was afraid to show her tattoos to – her mom and dad.
“I’ve always wanted a lot of tattoos, but I was afraid my parents would really kill me,” she said.
“So I started getting little tattoos here and there, trying not to tell them. Then I turned into my twenties and thought this was ridiculous. I didn’t live at home in I’m really not going to get a tattoo because of me Am I afraid of my parents?
“I told them to sit down and told them ‘this is normal.’ Just get on the train, that’s it.
“But I promised my dad I would never make a face.”
And now, Lyndsey says they didn’t even notice her new ink stains.
She added: “I actually came home with full tattoos on my neck and neck. I went to dinner with my family and no one noticed.
“I thought they were setting me up, but they didn’t realize it.”