The Bachelor is an international television franchise which has been adapted by 25 countries. One of those countries, Australia, has recently caught the attention of the tattoo community after a contestant on their seventh season was instructed to cover up her sleeve. However, it's not for the reason you might expect.
29-year-old Jessica Davies is a contestant during astrophysicist Matt Agew's season. And fans of the show might be surprised to learn that under the sparkly dresses, Davies is pretty tattooed. Davies was instructed by producers to cover up her sleeve, which is inspired by The Simpsons, because of potential copyright issues. In an interview with
, Davies states:
"I've got a full Simpsons sleeve and, as you know, [The Simpsons] is owned by 21st Century Fox, so obviously we didn’t want to step on anybody’s toes."
And while fact a copyright issue certainly does seem valid, it's not out of the question that the show wanted to appeal to a broader, more conservative audience by asking the tattooed beauty to cover up. On the American counterpart, many of the contestants have had tattoos here and there, however, the majority of Bachelor and Bachelorettes have been largely tattoo free. On Hannah Brown's season, we saw some of the most tatted men to appear on the show yet, including the current Bachelor frontrunner Mike Johnson. As for the women, the most tattooed Bachelorettes so far have been Kaitlyn Bristowe and Becca Kufrin. But it's safe to say that Davies wins out when it comes to overall coverage and commitment.
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