Saturday, 17 September 2022

Actually, I Think You're Wrong...

A mum has spoken out about how she can't find employment because she is 'addicted' to getting tattoos.

That seems a bit unfair, what's a few... 


Mum-of-two Melissa Sloan says she can't land herself a job due to her extreme look - but that won't stop her from getting more designs, admitting she currently gets three new 'prison style' inks a week.
The 45-year-old from Wales has ink all over her body, including bold designs with flowers and an England flag all over her face. She says her inkings are mainly done in a "prison style" by her boyfriend at home.

We don't get a picture of the boyfriend, and Reader, I think that's all for the best, don't you? 

"I can't get a job. They won't have me. I applied for a job cleaning toilets where I live and they won’t have me because of my tattoos.
The first job I had was cleaning ages ago, cleaning toilets. People have said I have never had a job in my life, I have had one once and it didn't last long."

Never had a job, yet has raised two children, clothed herself, clearly not starved, all on no income save what the state gives her. Is it me, or are the tattoos not really the issue here? 

H/T: IanJ via email


MTG1 said...

There's a silver lining, Julia.

Ms Sloan's tax bill will neither worry her, nor could it further concern and depress, King Cotton Plug.

Anonymous said...

She has a boyfriend????

Ed P said...

Those High Street tattoo parlours, which are very popular with the underclasses, are ensuring there are plenty of unemployable uglies (as if we need more).

Stonyground said...

She has spoken out has she? Isn't fairly common knowledge that having tattoos all over your face makes it difficult to get work? It is an aspect of reality. A cycle commuter has spoken out about how it often rains and he gets wet riding to work. A cat owner has spoken out about his cat scratching his furniture and barfing on his carpet. A gardener has spoken out about the leaves falling off his trees in the autumn.

Anonymous said...

It's quite shocking how far the boundaries of acceptability have moved. Even throughout my twenties it was usually only squaddies/sailors or absolute lowlives who sported much visible ink. Then you began to see the occasional stylised initial behind the ear, then lower arms and backs of hands, then necks - and now faces. Why people would consciously disfigure themselves is bewildering to me.

Anonymous said...

How will her addiction fare when there's no room left for more?

JuliaM said...

"She has a boyfriend????"

There's a soulmate out there for everyone... 😏

"It's quite shocking how far the boundaries of acceptability have moved."

Yup! And how quickly.