All for mum: Why I wear my heart on my sleeve ...
To some, he may be a scary sight with weird and wonderful images peeking out from his cuffs, but the inspiration behind these tattoos isn't quite what you might expect.
Danny Barr says it was his mother who inspired him to adorn his body.
When he was growing up, the pair would stay up late and watch horror movies every night from his mum's collection.
"My parents split up when I was very young so I was extremely close to my mum," says Danny, 27.
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"But she still thinks it's weird I have goblins and stuff up my arms."
He dedicates The Labyrinth half-sleeve of tattoos to his mother, because it's the first flick he remembers watching with her.
He wanted something different to the usual sailor-style "Mum" tattoos.
"She wasn't very keen on me getting them, so I promised I'd just have one," he says, with a smile.
That didn't go to plan and he now has two full sleeves on his arms, two scenes engulfing his back, a tattoo on his left leg, one on his right calf and the next one will be one on his left thigh.
The adrenaline buzz is what gets him through what can sometimes be an eight-hour session with the needle.
Danny works with his tattoo artist to come up with the unique designs.
"I wanted a variation of horror films, so I went for a Sin City-style to them mixed with an FBI 'Wanted' board, so it's like a line-up of criminals," he says.
He's keen to show them off but it's not just vanity.
"It seems daft spending all that money to hide them under a jumper," Danny says, laughing.
He works for Arco, in a "very plain Jane" office job, where he has to hide his tattoos away.
Once he started getting inked, he couldn't stop.
"I don't smoke, don't do drugs – this is my addiction," says Danny, who lives with his girlfriend in east Hull.
"They're a good conversation starter."