A twisted domestic abuser forced his victim to get tattoos of his name – one claiming she was his property “so nobody else would want her”.
The brave victim has revealed how her controlling ex-partner made her get inked in a bid to ensure nobody would be interested in her.
Aaron James Wharton, 31, subjected Nicola Frost, 32, to an onslaught of horrific abuse during a six year relationship.
The violent thug left her battered and bruised after vicious attack where he punched, kicked and strangled her.
He even pressed a knife up to the brave mums face during the one three-hour ordeal.
Nicola, who is speaking out about her past, said Wharton would “control every aspect of her life”.
The cruel partner made her get a tattoo reading: “Property of AJ Wharton”.
Nicola said she needed his permission to go to the shops and had to send him pictures to show what she was wearing.
He also made her get several tattoos of his name or initials on her body so "nobody else would touch her" because she was "his property".
Nicola has found the courage to speak out after Wharton’s campaign of misery came to an end.
The bully was jailed for 21 months at Northampton Crown Court last Friday, August 21.
He was found guilty of causing actual bodily harm in relation to the attack in the early hours of February 2, 2019.
He was also handed a 10-year restraining order banning him from contacting his former partner.
Courageous Nicola said she wanted to share her experience of domestic abuse to help other victims to see a way out.
She said: "The effect on me has been long standing. Sometimes I don't even trust my own family and I shudder when someone raises a hand.
“I am now un-training myself from what he trained me to be, mainly not having to ask permission to do anything.
“But now I can understand myself better and get on with my life because he’s in prison.”
Nicola said the manipulative yob originally treated her “like a princess” before turning on her.
She said he the narcissist trapped her in a mentally and physically torturous relationship.
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He banned her from social media and cut her off from her friends and family as he looked to dominate her existence.
Mum-of-five Nicola said: “The first year was perfect. He treated me like a princess. But the next five years were a living hell.
“He just changed. I don’t know what it was. I think he waited for me to get comfortable and knew I wasn’t going anywhere.
"There was emotional abuse – all types of abuse. He controlled every aspect of my life.
"If I’d done my hair and make up he would call me a slag.
“All the years I was with him he cut me off from my family and friends.
“If I called them I’d have to delete the call log on my phone or he’d knock the phone out of my hands and smash it.
“He was living round the corner and could see my house from his. He would try to stop me having friends round.”
Nicola said she felt trapped and alone, feeling like she had nobody to help her.
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She said: “He could control everything – where I went and who I would speak to. He would take my bank card off me. He was a 100 per cent narcissist.
"My problem was I thought I had no one, because he made me believe I only had him.
“I treated him like a king – I would run his bath, cook him dinner and iron his shirts. I’d do whatever he wanted.
“But he would hit me multiple times and stepped on my face quite regularly, punch me and slap me, and throw me against the walls.
“He gave me a black eye and split lip a few times, but I was too scared to tell anyone and he knew I didn’t have anyone else.
“He made me get tattoos of his name on me. One was just above (my) bum and said: ‘Property of AJ Wharton’.
"Why would someone have a person’s name on them nine times? It’s crazy.
“But if I didn’t do it there would be repercussions. Sometimes I’d laugh when he said what tattoo he wanted me to get and I’d get a slap from him."
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Nicola, who has two children with Wharton, broke up with Wharton in June 2018 after she claims he cheated on her before he then proposed to her in a bid to win her back.
She added: "Now I’ve been on domestic abuse courses I know that was one of his little traps to try to make me believe him.
“He had always promised we would get married and this was one of his ways of keeping control on me.
"He is a predator and very clever, he knows what he is doing. But I didn't fall for it and we stayed separated.
“He didn’t let me on social media during our relationship and I set up a Facebook page after we’d split up. He used one of his friends’ accounts to find me.
“He was so angry and said: ‘You’re only doing that to get f****d’. He said no one was going to touch me because I’ve got five kids and I’m covered in his name."
Nicola said she tried to remain on good terms with Wharton for the sake of their children up until the night of his most violent attack in February last year.
She said: “He knocked at my door at 3am, he looked upset so I let him in. I regret doing so to this day.
"He punched me in the face within minutes. He put a knife to my face and cut my cheek. It was like he was possessed.
“He was angry I was getting on with my life and he couldn’t let go. He was saying I was his property.
"He was drunk and if he hadn’t fallen asleep I don’t think I’d be here today.
“He thought I would never dare go against him in court but I stood up and gave evidence.”
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