The Bachelor Contestant's tattoos Banned by producers
While other contestants bared their arms in sleeveless and short-sleeve outfits, the heavily tattooed Isabelle Davies spent her time on The Bachelor Australia in long-sleeve gowns and cardigans. As of Thursday night, the newly minted reality star is officially no longer on the show, and she's using her new freedom to speak out about why she had to cover up her full sleeve of ink.
The Daily Mail had a few theories about why Davies spent most of her airtime in long sleeves. The paper speculated that Davies may have been asked to dress more "conservatively" to appeal to her leading man Matt Agnew. Another theory held that producers asked Davies to dress in long sleeves to differentiate her from another tattooed contestant.
Adding to the mystery of Davies' demure style is her Instagram Feed, where the pilates instructor often shows off her selfies and her tattoos in far less fabric than that of long-sleeved looks.
Yahoo Lifestyle went straight to the source and spoke to Davies herself about the rumors. "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," she told the outlet.
It all comes down to copyright issues. The Bachelor Australia is produced by Warner Bros., a competitor to Fox. Since Davies's tattoos feature Homer, Bart, and the whole gang, the network wasn't able to let her arms flail freely on camera.
Even with her arms bundled up, Davies told Yahoo Lifestyle that she was able to show off tattoos on her legs and feet, so she still felt she got to be herself.