Woman With 800 Tattoos Says No One Will Hire Her Due To Her Extreme Ink

Melissa Sloan, the mum with over 800 tattoos, says she's desperate for work as companies refuse to hire her.
Credit: Melissa Sloan via Facebook

A mum with over 800 tattoos says she can’t get a job and she’s desperate for businesses to hire her. 

You’ve heard of ‘Britain’s most tattooed man‘ and ‘Britain’s most inked woman‘, but you may not have seen the British mum with over 800 inkings.

Her extreme look hasn’t come easy.

She’s revealed that it’s impacted her getting work, as no one will hire her.

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Melissa Sloan claims she’s spent around 10 years working on her extreme look, as per the Daily Star.

However, she recently stunned fans by sharing a rare pic of her ink covered up with foundation.

Melissa Sloan
Melissa Sloan says she can’t get a job because of her tattoo look. Credit: @melissa.sloan.357284/Instagram

In her first escapade into tattoo covering, she explained in an interview with the Daily Star: “It took me ages. I bought one [foundation] for £3 and thought I’d try it that way.

“I put it on for about half an hour and when I went downstairs the kids freaked out because they didn’t like it.

“And my partner looked twice he said ‘No, it doesn’t suit you. Get your tattoos back, it looks weird’. They burst out crying and even my dog looked twice.

“She didn’t like me that way, my youngest wanted me back as I was. It scared her.”

Sloan added: “These trolls say to me my kids are scared but they are scared of me with my foundation on. People don’t realise that they are small-minded.”

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Melissa Sloan says she also doesn’t get invited to her child’s school for Christmas parties. Credit: @melissa.sloan.357284/Instagram

Sloan jokes that her kids don’t like her tattoo-free look.

“They said ‘Go back to your craziness mum’, none of them spoke to me. It didn’t go well. It wasn’t the same, it’s like they were looking at a different person, a stranger,” she told the Daily Star.

Sloan explained: “When it came off again, they were back to normal – it should have been the other way round.

“I’ve got proper tattoo foundation now. I had to put it on thick, I used half a tub. It was like thick cement, really thick.”

Melissa Sloan with and without tattoos.
Melissa Sloan says her children don’t like her tattoo-free look. Credit: @melissa.sloan.357284/Instagram

“It’s my life at the end of the day, I can just swap and change,” she added. “People said I looked beautiful the way I was before – but I like it crazy.”

But Sloan’s extreme look has come at a cost, with her now revealing that she’s struggling to find a job.

As reported by the Daily Star, the 46-year-old explains: “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. But, if someone offered me a job tomorrow I would go and work – I would take that offer.”

She also tells the Daily Star: “No Christmas parties and when I go to my child’s school I don’t get invited. They said once for me to go to the back garden and look through the glass window.”

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.