A mother with over 800 tattoos said her Christmas was destroyed after she was denied entry to a pub.
Melissa Sloan of Powys, South Wales, gets tattooed at least three times a week and even tattoos herself with a £120 ink gun she purchased on Amazon.
The mother-of-seven received her first tattoo when she was 20 years old and has since covered much of her face and body with various hues and symbols, previously told that she did it to deal with the effects of her brother’s childhood abuse.
The 45-year-old alleges she has dubbed the school “Crayola” and has been barred from Christmas celebrations. Melissa claims that her tattoos have made it difficult for her to socialize over the holiday season.
Despite several illnesses, the tattoo addict swears she will never quit tattooing her body. She claims her skin has peeled off as a result of unhealed tattoos, leaving her with scars.
Although some of her tattoos were done by professionals, several were done by her companion Luke, 56.
She also stated that two of her primary-school-aged children had placed their own embellishments on her back.
Melissa previously stated that her ‘prison-style’ tattoos were preventing her from finding work.
In May, the mother said that her tattoos were a technique for her to cope with sexual abuse as a youngster at the hands of her elder brother.
Gavin Sloan, 46, was sentenced to 21 years in prison earlier this year for a series of heinous rapes and sexual attacks on other youngsters.
Melissa believes that authorities did not take her complaint seriously and that he was never prosecuted with the alleged crimes against her.
Melissa and Gavin were raised in Kidderminster with their mom, Doris, and two other siblings. Gavin is one year younger than Melissa.
Gavin and she had the same mother but separate fathers, yet they were raised as brother and sister,’ she explained. shared a bath as babies, as siblings do.
But when she was six and he was seven, Gavin touched me in the bath down below. She told her mother, but they were both small kids, and she dismissed it. She didn’t believe her at all.
She considered the tattoos incredibly therapeutic; a way of filtering out the past as well as the abuse, Melissa stated.