‘Turns out I’m a bit of a bleeder’: Ulrika Jonsson unveils her new ear piercing, a heart tattoo and ‘Mother Of Bullies’ ink in honour of her beloved pooches
Ulrika Jonsson embraced body modification on Tuesday as she revealed her new ear piercing, a heart inked on her finger and a ‘Mother Of Bullies’ tattoo as tribute to her beloved bulldogs.
The TV presenter, 53, unveiled her new Helix ear stud on social media which was surrounded by a dry pool of blood as she quipped: ‘Turns out I’m a bit of a bleeder’.
Ulrika, who already has two ear lobe piercings, credited her piercing lady in Thatcham as she penned: ‘Sneaky piercing today @ravepiercings.’
Body modification: Ulrika Jonsson revealed her new ear piercing on Tuesday in addition to a heart inked on her finger and a ‘Mother Of Bullies’ tattoo as tribute to her beloved bulldogs
She went on to reveal her ‘Mother Of Bullies’ tattoo on her shoulder above her dog Dexter’s pawprint, who passed away when he was four-years-old.
‘Also, a long overdue one by @littlelourose,’ Ulrika penned alongside the snap.
The TV personality also decided to fill out a broken heart on her ring finger, transforming it into a full heart tattoo, and she typed: ‘… and a repair of my broken heart… @littlelourose.’
In 2020, the star discussed her 13 tattoos including a red devil on her derrière which she acquired after she was exposed for cheating on her first husband, John Turnbull.
Updating her look: The TV presenter, 53, unveiled her new Helix ear stud on social media which was surrounded by a dry pool of blood as she quipped: ‘Turns out I’m a bit of a bleeder’ (pictured earlier this month)
She also has the word ‘pappa’ on her collarbone, which is a tribute to her father Bo who died aged 53.
Ulrika has three crowns on her leg, which is the Swedish National Emblem, and is both a tribute to her father and her heritage.
She also spoke of the word ‘Jen2’ inked in a red heart, which is the nickname of her third husband Brian Monet and she has her children’s initials ‘BCM’ on her wrist. She later added an ‘M’ above to represent her youngest child Malcolm.
The mum-of-four also teased a Morse Code tattoo with the meaning strictly between her and best pal Laura, and a very cheeky inking down below which is only for the eyes of ‘the privileged’.
New jewellery: Ulrika, who already has two ear lobe piercings, credited her piercing lady in Thatcham as she penned: ‘Sneaky piercing today @ravepiercings’
Discussing her desire to keep adding permanent designs to her body, Ulrika explained to The Sun: ‘It’s an instinct, an intuition. It’s about feeling the desire to mark your body with something which not only lets others know who you are and what you are about, it’s a small “celebration”.’
She also got four new inkings in one three hour session in 2020. Her new designs include a bulldog sitting in a pocket of an apron on her arm – signifying her love of the dog breed and her passion for cooking.
The star also has the words ‘let’s play’ on her stomach, a Leo symbol on her finger and a line drawn on her arm.
It comes after Ulrika said on Friday that she wishes she had spoken out and worked with domestic abuse charities after she was assaulted by ex Stan Collymore.
Sweet: The TV personality also decided to fill out a broken heart on her ring finger, transforming it into a full heart tattoo, and she typed: ‘… and a repair of my broken heart… @littlelourose’
The TV presenter also candidly revealed that when she was ‘thrown to the floor’ of a Scottish pub in Paris in 1998 and kicked in the back of the head it was ‘the third time in her life a man had raised his hand’ to her.
Writing in her column for The Sun, the star explained that she had been reflecting on her own experiences after being ‘deeply shaken’ by Mel B’s moving performance in a recent Women’s Aid video.
Ulrika said: ‘By the time I was thrown to the floor 23 years ago, I’m ashamed to say it was the third time in my life a man had raised his hand to me.’
She explained that the first time she was hit happened when she was only 19-years-old, after a boyfriend accused her of ‘flirting’ with his pals.
Guilt: In 2020, the star discussed her 13 tattoos including a red devil on her derrière which she acquired after she was exposed for cheating on her first husband, John Turnbull (pictured in 1994)
‘Pappa’: Last year Ulrika also unveiled her collarbone tattoo, paying tribute to her late father – who died of a brain haemorrhage aged 53 – with her ‘pappa’ inking
Not her first: The Gladiators star also has a tattoo of a heart on her back (pictured 2005)
The star continued that it wasn’t the violence that ‘damaged her the most’, adding: ‘Bruises and broken bones heal. It’s the psychological damage that endures.’
Ulrika also wrote that it’s ‘never as simple’ as walking away after a violent act as the outburst often comes after a build-up of other things, saying that ‘coercion’ wasn’t spoken about 23-years-ago.
She added that she never understood relationship behaviours, such as being isolated from pals, was turning her from a confident person into a ‘nervous, paranoid wreck’.
And reflecting on her decision not to speak out and work with charities at the time, Ulrika wrote: ‘I regret that now… I wish I had drawn attention to the fact that abuse comes in so many forms and not just the physical punishment.’
Woman with a message: The TV star displayed her phonetic ‘fem-uh-nist’ tattoo on her arm on Loose Women in May 2019
New ink! She made up for lost time during lockdown by getting four new inkings in one three hour session in July last year
Twin passions: The presenter updated fans on her mammoth session via Instagram sharing snaps of her designs which included an arm tattoo of a bulldog in an apron pocket
Ulrika also detailed how she believes that she ‘would not be writing this today’ if there hadn’t been a camera crew present in the bar at the time of her attack.
The Swedish star was hit and kicked in the head by her then boyfriend during a vicious assault in a Paris bar in 1998.
The former couple had been together 18 months when footballer Collymore said he was taunted by hundreds of Scottish fans as he went into a bar during the 1998 World Cup in France.
When he got in, he saw Ulrika wearing a Scotland shirt, pulling pints behind the bar and warned her anyone could jump over the bar at her.
After flying into a rage he dragged her to floor and kicked her three times in the head before he was dragged away. Ulrika has previously said the ‘malicious bully’ then went back to their hotel room and sliced up her clothes and belongings.
Cryptic: She also showed off her tattoo artist working on a line design on her wrist
Another one: The tattoo-loving star also had a Leo symbol on her finger
Ulrika’s comments comes after Spice Girl Mel B appeared in a Women’s Aid video beaten and covered in fake bruises as she attempted to flee a violent partner.
In the clip, she can be seen wearing makeup to mimic a bloodied face and bruises as she is dragged across the room and beaten by her partner.
While the video shows that the couple’s relationship is the picture of happiness to those around them, behind closed doors she is left terrified by her partner’s violent behaviour.
The clip ends with a bloodied Mel dramatically fleeing her house after her partner leaves, desperate to escape his abusive behaviour.
Candid: It comes after Ulrika said on Friday that she wishes she had spoken out and worked with domestic abuse charities after she was assaulted by ex Stan Collymore (pictured together in 1988)
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