I spent £20k on tattoos – people say I ruined my face but I dont care

A woman spoke about her facial tattoo journey which started off "as a joke", but now it's the best decision she made.

Harley Berglund, 24, loves inkings so much that she's splurged a whopping £20,000 on her body art journey.

The thriftshop volunteer, from Sweden, has had around 18 tattoos, with an iconic ink inspired by rap artist Post Malone.

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But the barbwire forehead tattoo all started off as a joke when her artist stencilled it on her head.

Her tattoo journey started in 2020 and has continued to add to her look ever since.

A year later, she received the iconic Post Malone tattoo following a joke with her artist.

The artist put the stencil on her head as a joke, but after realising it fits well, they gave her the tattoo for free.

Harley receives abuse online due to her looks with people threatening to "puke all day".

But despite the hate, the influencer gets support from her impressive 15,600 Instagram followers.

She said: "I'm a pretty outgoing person and love to meet new people and just have fun.

"As much as I love myself today, the road to where I am hasn't been easy at all.

"But I am so thankful for the rough years that taught me a valuable lesson.

"So far I have 18 tattoos, costing approximately about £20,000."

Talking about her famous ink, she added: "It started actually as a joke."

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She added: "Me and my artist were like, 'wouldn't it be fun to make a stencil of Post Malone's forehead tattoo?'

"When we put it on, we both in the same second noticed it fit too good. He actually did it for free for the fun of it."

And her tattoos have given her a lot of confidence over the years, despite what people say about her.

"It is the best thing I have ever chosen to do for myself," she admitted.

"I have the absolute best friends around at the moment and the best boyfriend I could ever ask for."

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Discussing the comments she receives, Harley continued: "Really religious people target me most because of my looks."

And giving advice to people wanting to be themselves, she advised: "Don't take life so seriously.

"At the end of the day, it's only you, yourself and you that has to be pleased with who you are.

"You do you."

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