Body art on parade

All of Amee Hadley’s tats have special significance for her. Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d396413
All of Amee Hadley’s tats have special significance for her. Picture: Dominique Menegaldo www.communitypix.com.au d396413

‘In many ways Miss Ink is similar to a beauty pageant, but focused on a different, less traditional kind of beauty,’ Amee said.

‘Being up on stage is not just about the tattoos and body art, but also for showing the audience your personality and individuality.

‘The girls aren’t there just to win ” it’s more about doing what we love.’

Having racked up more than 25 hours of tattooing over her arms and legs since age 17, Amee said she was looking forward to filling in as much bare skin as possible.

‘My tattoos are very personally and creatively meaningful to me,’ she said.

Founded by Fallon Nicole in 2009, the Miss Ink Australia tagline is ‘Keeping Australia beautiful, one tattooed person at a time’.

During the WA heat at Black Betty’s Nightclub on March 15, Fallon will shave her head on stage to fundraise for the Leukaemia Foundation.