Melissa Sloan, who has earned a reputation as one of the most heavily tattooed women in Britain, claims that her employment opportunities have been severely limited due to her facial tattoos. In an interview with the Daily Star back in August, the mother of seven revealed that she has been unable to find work for almost two decades.
Although Melissa had worked as a cleaner in the past, she found that her extreme appearance, which includes a whopping 800 tattoos, put off many potential employers. The former cleaner from Wales shared that she has applied for jobs in the past, only to be met with incredulity and a lack of respect.
A Welsh mom-of-seven said she couldn’t find a job because of her 800 tattoos
“I would love a job and prove them all wrong because all the time they keep saying to me ‘we don’t want to give you a job, no one will give you a job’.”
Nevertheless, the 46-year-old from Powys, Wales admitted that her current professional situation wouldn’t stop her from growing her family.
She said: “I’m trying for another baby.
“I told the nurse this the other day and she was shocked, her eyes popped out!’
Melissa Sloan said she was currently trying to have an eighth child
Nevertheless, people in the street said they would be okay with hiring Melissa who dreams of becoming a lawyer one day
She confessed that she wanted people “to stop judging a book by its cover”.
She said: “People don’t like me with my tattoos on my face because they just look at you like you’re worthless, like you’re nothing.
“They don’t want people like us with tattoos on their faces.
“They don’t understand us, do they?
“We’re just exactly the same as anyone else.
“We breathe the same, we live the same – but they just don’t want to know.”
Melissa confessed her tattoos helped her cope with the abuse she suffered as a child
The unusual-looking job-seeker had previously revealed the heartbreaking inspiration behind her fully inked body.
Melissa claimed her tattoos were her way of coping with the horrific sexual abuse she had suffered at the hands of her pedophile brother.
The survivor said: “My tattoos help me cover the emotional scars that Gavin left behind.
“They’re my mask and I hide from the world behind them.
“But now that he is finally in jail, I can begin to feel free.”
Image credits: Melissa Sloan