The Clondalkin woman said she wanted to have her scars covered with tattoos for many years, but was disheartened to find that many artists refuse to work on scarred skin.
Aoife recently had her scars covered up with a tattoo of a rose and dagger on her forearm by Ryan, who dedicates his free time to the project.
Speaking to, Aoife said:”I think what Ryan is doing is brilliant because it’s very hard to get someone to tattoo over it and it’s such a meaningful to me to get them covered and get them covered well. It’s very hard to find an artist who will do that and is passionate about it.
“There’s a lot of shame that comes with it and guilt, especially when you’re around your family.
“Ryan is helping people is move on. It’s putting something beautiful over something ugly. It gives you a new sense of freedom and …