I can't get a job because of my tattoos but that won't stop me getting three new ones every week | The Sun

A MUM said she cannot get a job because she is covered in tattoos – but still insists on getting three per week.

Melissa Sloan, 45, said it is like being hooked on alcohol or cigarettes and cannot stop. 

Her inkings include one dedicated to Playboy bunnies, as well as a big Kray twins piece on her leg and cartoon marijuana leaves on her head. 

They are mainly done at home by her boyfriend rather than in a tattoo parlor.

Melissa, from Knighton, Wales, told the Daily Star:  "I have three tattoos a week. It's like when you have a fag or a drink, you get addicted.

"I can't stop it now, it's addictive, for me anyway. I just can't stop it.


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"I carry the [tattoo] gun around with me in the boot, I'll get one in the car or anywhere. My boyfriend does them, he does my tattoos prison style.

 "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.

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"I expected this in life, I can't fit in with people as I like to be me and I'm always going to be myself.

"They don't have to listen to me. But I'm not going anywhere."

In June we revealed the heart-breaking reason Melissa covered her body with more than 400 tattoos.

She used the inkings to blot out years of harrowing sex abuse at the hands of her half-brother.

She told The Sun: "People stop and stare at me and think I’m an oddball but they haven’t got a clue about what I’ve been through.

"I get looks at the school gates and I’ve been called ‘Crayola’ but it doesn’t bother me at all.

"I learned a long time ago that it doesn’t matter what people think. I’ve learned how to be strong.”

Melissa said she first turned to tattoos in her 20s.

Last week Britain's most-tattooed woman hit back at trolls who insisted she will regret her looks in later life.

Model Becky Holt, 34, from Cheshire, has spent £35,000 over 15 years inking 95 per cent of her body.

She said: "I've spent my whole life wanting to be completely covered in tattoos. It's taken my 15 years to create this beautiful suit of artwork.

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"I will never wake up and think I've made a mistake. I've achieved so much from being me and following my dreams.

"Why would I ever think I made the wrong choice with something so sacred to me? Tattoos are my world and I love my skin."

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