Ex NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso talks about her addiction to tattoos

EXCLUSIVE! Controversial ex-NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso reveals the heartbreaking meaning behind some of her famous tattoos… and it turns out there’s more on the way

Ex NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso was thrust into the spotlight again on May 31 when her messy break-up with Wests Tigers star Josh Reynolds was laid bare on 60 Minutes. 

Del Busso was grilled over allegations made by Reynolds earlier this year that she conned him out of thousands of dollars and tricked him into thinking she miscarried their unborn twins. She denied faking pregnancies or miscarriages, but admitted on 60 Minutes to passing off another woman’s sonogram as her own to ‘spite’ Josh.

But the brunette bombshell is used to turning heads, thanks to her heavily tattooed frame, and it turns out she’s not done yet.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday, the 30-year-old  confessed there was a time when permanent ink was the last thing on her mind. 

‘When I was younger, I was actually against tattoos,’ said Arabella, before adding that people would often warn her ‘that once you get one, you’ll want more’.

‘They are so addictive’: Ex NRL WAG Arabella Del Busso, 30, (pictured) has revealed the REAL reason she’s covered in ink as she details the meaning behind them all

‘Sure enough, I got my first one on my left foot (La Bella Vita, which translates to the beautiful life in Italian), and since then I haven’t been able to stop.’ 

‘They are so addictive,’ she continued. 

Now she can’t get enough of the intricate designs and is the proud owner of seven tattoos, having spent $3,000 on ink over the years. 

Arabella went on to explain that her favourite cluster of tatts is actually a tribute to her late father, who passed away when she was younger. 

Obsessed: Arabella went on to explain that her favourite cluster of tatts is actually a tribute to her late father, who passed when she was young

Purpose: The series is located on her right thigh-hip region and features the words, ‘Dad In God’s Hands’, above her father’s birthdate and the day he passed away. The design also features an intricate rosary wrapped around praying hands and an Italian quote, which translates to: ‘Never above you, never below you, always beside you’

The series is located on her right thigh-hip region and features the words, ‘Dad In God’s Hands’, above her father’s birthdate and the day he died. 

The design also features an intricate rosary wrapped around praying hands and an Italian quote, which translates to: ‘Never above you, never below you, always beside you’.  

‘To have him by my side each day means a lot to me,’ she says.

Controversial: The ex NRL WAG was thrust into the spotlight on May 31 when Wests Tigers star Josh Reynolds accused her of Josh accused her of conning him out of thousands of dollars and tricking him into thinking she miscarried their unborn twins.was laid bare on 60 Minutes

Living art: The left side of Arabella’s body is adorned with a woman in an intricate Native American headdress with piercing blue eyes, a design of the Virgin Mary, what appears to be a rose and the motivational words ‘believe’ 

The left side of Arabella’s body is adorned with a woman in an intricate Native American headdress with piercing blue eyes, a Virgin Mary, a rose and the motivational words ‘believe’. 

While Arabella’s tattoo journey began at the tender age of 22, with the words ‘La Bella Vita’ inked on her left foot, it turns out it won’t be long before the simple design has some company. 

‘I thought after having both sides of my body covered in tattoos it would be enough, but I have decided to get a full left leg sleeve,’ she added. 

Body art: The buxom stunner also has a portrait of a lady adorned with a rose on the back of her left thigh. Arabella said she found this design online and was immediately obsessed with it

The buxom stunner has begun with a portrait of a lady adorned with a rose on the back of her left thigh – and plans on continuing ‘until the leg sleeve is complete’.

Arabella said she found this design online and was immediately obsessed with it. 

She added that any time she gets the itch to get inked, she heads straight to her trusted Melbourne-based tattoo artist, Aaron Norton. 

Humble beginnings: Arabella’s tattoo journey begun at the tender age of 22, with the words ‘La Bella Vita’ inked on her left foot

Painted lady: Arabella’s tattoos

 1. Arabella’s tattoo journey began at the tender age of 22, with the words ‘La Bella Vita’ inked on her left foot

 2. Arabella favourite cluster of tatts is a tribute to her late father. It an intricate rosary wrapped around praying hands, an Italian quote and his birthdate and the day he passed away 

3. The left side of Arabella’s body is adorned with a woman in an intricate Native American headdress, a Virgin Mary, a rose and the motivational words ‘believe’ 

4. The buxom stunner has a portrait of a lady adorned with a rose on the back of her left thigh – and plans on continuing ‘until the leg sleeve is complete’. 

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