Woman With an Astounding 800 Piece Tattoo Collection Doesn’t Understand Why She Can’t Land a Job

By: Ene Ayegba | Last updated: Nov 08, 2023

Melissa Sloan, a woman from Wales, is facing difficulty finding employment due to her extensive facial tattoos. Her passion for tattoos led her to completely cover her face with multi-layered inkings. With over 800 tattoos, Sloan is enthusiastic about getting into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most tattoos. 

“I’ve got three layers on my face. I probably have the most tattoos in the world, and if not, then at the rate I’m going, I probably will have in the end,” she said enthusiastically.

Sloan’s Tattoo Journey

Sloan developed a strong interest in tattoos when she was 20 years old, and it didn’t take long for her to become addicted to them. She was drawn to the art form and couldn’t resist the urge to get more and more tattoos.


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Despite her employment struggles, Sloan continues to add an average of three new tattoos to her collection every week. Her facial tattoos hold a special place in her heart and create a unique, multi-dimensional collage.

Sloan’s Employment Challenges

Despite her willingness to work, Sloan has been unable to secure a job due to employers judging her based on her heavily tattooed body and face. “I applied for a job cleaning toilets where I live, and they won’t have me because of my tattoos,” she told Daily Star


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The 46-year-old woman used to work as a toilet cleaner but has been unable to find similar employment since she left her previous job.

Defiance and Determination

Despite the job rejections, Sloan remains resilient and determined to continue pursuing her passion for tattoos. She aspires to set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records and sees her tattoo addiction as something unique and different. 


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Sloan plans to keep getting tattoos even as she grows older, aiming to cover every bit of her skin. “I’d like to be a record holder; it’s just something different,” says Sloan.

More Than a Lifestyle

Sloan doesn’t just casually enjoy getting tattoos; she sees herself as “addicted” to the process. It has become a significant part of her life, and she feels a strong desire to continue getting tattoos even as she ages. 


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She envisions herself adorned with inked artwork throughout her life. “If I make it to 70, I’ll still be getting them. Every bit of skin will be covered, even if I’m turning blue,” she declared.

She Has Run Out of Skin

Melissa has gotten so many tattoos on her that she has almost run out of skin. But that’s no big deal. She has decided to add additional layers to not just her face, but the rest of her body. 

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“I’ll never stop, I tattooed over them because I’d ran out of space.” At the rate she is going, she will probably be unrecognizable in the coming years. But she doesn’t seem worried. 


She Has Also Been Banned From Her Children's School

Melissa is determined to clinch the Guinness World Record even if it would cost her a chance to get a job. But that’s not the only price she has had to pay. She won’t also get to pick up her kids from school. 

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Melissa’s tattoo-filled face isn’t welcomed in her kids’ school. The school authority has banned her “scary” face from setting foot on their premises. She is also not welcome in the local pub for the same reason. 


Melissa Wants to Tattoo a Shocking New Part of Her Body

Just when you would think that Melissa would put her foot on the brakes, she has decided to go the extra mile. She is currently making plans for tattoos on a shocking part of her body-her eyes. Yes, you read that right. 

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This new plan is on a whole new level. She intends to cover the white part of her eyes with ink. Sounds dangerous right? Let’s see what science thinks about it. 


Are Eye Tattoos Risky?

Yes, they are. There are lots of things that could go wrong as soon as ink touches the eyes. Even eye tattoo artists feel sorry for every client and, in many cases, try to dissuade them from the procedure. Here’s why. 

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The eye is such a sensitive organ of the body that requires maximum protection. An eye tattoo ink injected in the wrong place could lead to a swelling of the eyeballs and, highly probably, a loss of sight. 


Melissa's Has Raised Lots of Concerns With Her New Plan

Despite drawing hundreds of gasps and warnings from shocked fans and friends, Melissa isn’t backing down from her new plan. She sees eye tattoos as the ultimate junction on her journey to a body art eldorado. 

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According to her, “That’s what I see in the future for me now, down the road, is blackout. When time is up I’ll go for the eye sockets.” She is ready to travel over 200 miles to meet a tattoo artist who has agreed to help her fulfill her aspiration.