Vicki was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata in June last year and was told it is an auto immune disease where the body rejects its own hair follicles, leading to partial or complete baldness. It has no known cause or cure.
Her aim is to urge the government to fund the charity and to take the condition more seriously.
So with that in mind she settled down for a four-hour tattoo session which left her with images of a cherry blossom tree, a butterfly and a Chinese geisha on her head.
Vicki, a former pupil of St Luke’s Primary and Avonbourne in Bournemouth is no stranger to tattoos and was grateful when the work was offered free of charge at Marques of the Wolf in Christchurch.