A BRIDE-TO-BE’S hen night was derailed after she was asked to leave a nightclub... because of her tattoos.

Samantha Trigg, 37, of Cranleigh Drive, Leigh, chose Dick De Vigne’s to celebrate her coming nuptials, which will take place at Southend Register Office next Saturday.

She had enjoyed many nights there in the past, but recently had some tattoos done on her arms.

Miss Trigg and four friends went in to the venue to begin their big night out, but it wasn’t long before bouncers told her to go.

The mum-of-two of said: “They let us in and we went straight to the ladies.

“Then as soon as we came out they told us to leave as it was the club policy not to let tattooed people in.

“I am not exactly the type who would make trouble. I’m just a mum who wanted to enjoy herself on her hen night.

“I think it is very discriminatory, because there are so many people with tattoos these days.

“Mine are quite pretty too, with flowers and fairies, so I don’t know why they would ask me to leave. It really spoiled my evening.”

Miss Trigg and her friends, started at a Leigh pub before travelling to Southend. Having been refused admission to Dick De Vignes, the group managed to get into the Revival nightclub instead.

Miss Trigg, who has a five-year-daughter, Sabina, and a 12-year-old son, Jake, added: “We managed to enjoy ourselves in the end, but it did put a dampener on the evening.

“I don’t know what they thought a 37-year-old mother of two was going to do, but I think it’s all a bit ridiculous.”

Last June, the Echo reported that Sarah Woodford, 31, was refused admission to the nightclub while out with friends, because of the extensive tattoos on show on her lower arms.

Ms Woodford had to return home and changed into a long-sleeved top because she was her friends’ designated driver for the evening and she didn’t want to leave them in the lurch.

Previously, club owner Dick de Vigne has stated the club did not encourage heavily-tattooed customers.

He said: “We have always said we don’t have rules, just very high standards. We look at each case on its merits.”

Mr de Vigne said when people became regulars at the club, they were encouraged to cover tattoos.