Meet Australia’s most tattooed father, who has covered 99 percent of his body with ink – while revealing his message to haters
- Brett Cross has tattooed 99 percent of his body, including his head and face
- He started being inked at the age of 24 and soon became “addicted” to tattoos
- His wife Dorothy supported his tattoo journey and encouraged others not to judge
Australia’s most tattooed father revealed the moment he became addicted to getting ink and has now completely covered 99 percent of his body.
Brett Cross, 43, who lives in Charleys Forest near the south coast of New South Wales, got the name of his wife Dorothy on his back for the first time at the age of 24.
After his first tattoo, the father of three fell in love with art and now even has ink on his face and head.
After a lengthy 750 hours of work and barely any skin left, Mr Cross now hopes that he can beat the stigma surrounding tattoos.
Brett Cross (pictured with wife Dorothy) has tattooed 99 percent of his body
Despite the excess of tattoos, Mr. Cross said that his role as a printing engineer has never been compromised
Just a month after getting his first tattoo, Mr. Cross was desperately looking for more.
“If you keep getting them, go big or go home,” the tattooist said when I went back to him, “Mr. Cross said Seven news.
He told his wife he wanted to be “among them,” but she said she just had them in places that would be hidden underneath his shirt.
Soon his back, shoulders, and parts of his arms were completely covered.
“I’m addicted to realizing it,” he said.
Mr. Cross said it wasn’t long before his wife was on board and started encouraging him to get more tattoos on his legs.
It took six sessions and 150 hours to get his legs fully inked.
The father said, despite his excessive amount of tattoos, his office where he worked as a printing engineer did not mind.
He also picked up his 14-year-old son Michael from school and said none of the other parents watched twice.
He got his first tattoo at the age of 24 and within 12 years his head and face were unrecognizable
Mr. Cross decided to ink his head only 12 years after his first tattoo, but his wife refused to let him.
He said she was worried about how he would sustain a job and how others would judge him.
After a year’s refusal, Dorothy finally agreed and within a few sessions Mr. Cross’s head and face became unrecognizable.
He changed jobs and started running a nail salon from his home.
Mr Cross’s son, now 24, was not interested in tattoos as a young child, but now has a full sleeve and his 12-year-old daughter Anamae has yet to make a decision.
Brett Cross (pictured with seven-month-old Bastien and 12-year-old Anamae) spent about 750 hours under the needle to tattoo his body from head to toe
The 43-year-old said there was stigma around his tattoos, but most of the responses he received were positive.
People sometimes stared at him, but Mr. Cross said he enjoyed it and used tattoos as a way to “express his individuality.”
Dorothy said that although she was skeptical at first, she learned to love her husband’s tattoos.
“I love him, so I didn’t care what he looked like. We get a lot of cans in the mall, but I’m not aware now, “she said.
She urged people not to judge a book on its cover and said her husband was a “friendly giant” everyone loved.
The father of the three now runs a nail salon from his home with manicures and pedicures for women