TV weather presenter Ingrid Hipkiss admits most people probably would not pick her as the type to get a tattoo.

But she has one -- and a whole Pinterest board dedicated to tattoos she likes.

"I quite like swallows, anchors and arrows."

She likes the idea of getting a tattoo in a discreet spot.

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"Yeah, I'm not going to be rocking a tribal armband any time soon," she laughed.

"I think it's great if you're a guy and you've got great arms -- then a tattoo might look good on their arms.

"But if you're like me -- pasty -- then actually, I don't want to be drawing attention to that area too much. It's just about finding a little spot that will age well."

The mother of two is a weather presenter for 3 News, and has worked as a reporter and news presenter over the years for the channel.

She got her only tattoo -- a small star on the inside of her right wrist -- done about five years ago.

"It's quite recent. It wasn't like a crazy teenage rebellious thing.

"I'd just kind of always liked them and then it was more like I thought, 'Why not?'

It still seemed a little bit out there, but one day I just thought 'Actually, I'm a grown-up, if I want to do this then I'm just gonna do it'.

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"It's quite funny because someone noticed the other day. They said 'Oh, you must be really into stars'.

"I hadn't really thought about it, but then I realised I had a scarf on with stars all over it and a necklace with a star on it and then the tattoo.

"So maybe I've got a thing for stars, but it's not any deeper than that."

She said her fascination with tattoos showed there was always more to people than meets the eye -- particularly when it came to people with a high public profile.

"It's just a reminder that everything you see on TV or in magazines ... is actually not really a true representation of who they really are."