Law student is proud of her tattoos

Julie Annand was recently crowned Miss Ink Perth 2014 and will compete in the national competition later this year. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d419954
Julie Annand was recently crowned Miss Ink Perth 2014 and will compete in the national competition later this year. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d419954

The Iluka resident was recently crowned Miss Ink WA 2014 and will head to Melbourne later this year to vie for the title of Miss Ink Australia.

Ms Annand decided to enter the competition as something ‘fun to do’.

‘It’s not like a traditional beauty pageant, the main things you’re judged on is the quality of your tattoos, how many you have, your confidence and how you present yourself,’ she said.

‘It was a good way to show off artwork (on my body) that I’m proud of.’

In her final semester of a law degree at UWA, Ms Annand says she wants to pursue a career in tattoo modelling.

‘I want to have a go at least (and) I always have my law degree to fall back on,’ she said.

‘There’s a growing demand for tattoo models and tattoos in general are becoming more mainstream.’

Despite this, Ms Annand said she was troubled by recent comments made on Channel 7’s Sunrise program, where panellist Anna Musson said ‘women and tattoos, not a good mix’.

‘I don’t think that is attractive, I do not think that many men find that attractive’