‘Want to see where my belly button used to be?’ is not a question I expected to be asked today.
However, here I am in an underground bar in Shoreditch sitting opposite Grace Neutral, the body modified Instagram star who has just designed her debut capsule collection for Motel Rocks.
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The newfound fashion designer lives just around the corner and has popped by to oversee the launch of her collection that features her freehand drawn artwork and patterns.
The 26-year-old tattoo artist, who did indeed have her belly button removed, says her look is ‘influenced by other worlds and aliens’ and to be honest, I’ve never seen anyone from this world who looks quite like Grace.
Heavily tattooed, her tongue is in two to create a ‘fork’. She’s had her ears shaped like a Pixie and even looked into removing her own nipples however this was deemed just ‘too much of a health risk’.
She’s even tattooed the whites of her eyes to a light purple – a procedure that less than 100 people in the world have undergone and which she admits was ‘terrifying’. Grace is certainly holding two fingers up to the face of beauty as we know it.