Melissa Sloan, 45, of Powys, England, regularly faces criticism for her tattoos. She has already had more than 800 tats, and every week the woman gets several new ones. Because of her extremely inked face, Melissa was not allowed to attend the Christmas concert at her kids' school and was forced to watch her children's nativity play through the window.
Sloan claims that she isn't invited to holiday parties, and her Christmas plans have been ruined after the pub she was going to barred her because of her extreme appearance.
"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 class window. The teachers told me to do that, that's why I don't go to the school play," the woman says.
Melissa has long been fond of tattoos and besides the ones done by professionals, she tattoos herself with a £120 ink gun she bought on Amazon. The Brit said some of her tattoos were done by her partner Luke, 56, and her two elementary school-aged children have also left their drawings on her back.
She got her first tattoo when she was 20, and since then Sloan has covered most of her face and body in various colors and symbols.
She says she does it to get over the abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her elder brother. Gavin Sloan, 46, was jailed for 21 years for a series of heinous rapes and sexual assaults on other children earlier this year. Melissa claims her repeated complaints to police about her brother were not taken seriously by the police, and he was never charged with the alleged crimes against her until other victims spoke up.
"My tattoos help me hide the emotional scars Gavin's left behind. They are my mask, and I hide from the world behind them. But now that he's finally in jail, I can feel free," Sloan admits.
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Such a number of tats has led to serious consequences. Sloan repeatedly got infections, and sometimes her tattoos fell off her skin, leaving scars. Despite this, Sloan vows never to stop inking.
Over time, there have been so many tattoos that they have made Sloan's social life during the festive season much more difficult.
"I want to have fun and drink in the pub, but they won't even let me in," Melissa complains.
Moreover, it is now difficult for her to get a job, the reason is still the same. Nevertheless, Sloan says she will get tattoos for the rest of her life since she gets an adrenaline rush from them.
Source: Daily Mail
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