I have 800 tattoos and I've been banned from the pub

I have 800 tattoos and I’ve been banned from the pub and uninvited from Christmas parties because of how I look

  • Melissa Sloan, from Powys, South Wales, gets new tattoos three times a week
  • She has been called ‘ Crayola’ before being uninvited from Christmas parties
  • Melissa said her lifestyle choices have ruined her social life this Christmas
  • Previously said she’s had tattoos to cope with impact of being abused as a child

A mother with more than 800 tattoos claimed her Christmas has been ruined after she was barred from the pub. 

Melissa Sloan, from Powys, South Wales, gets inked at least three times a week and even tattoos herself with her £120 ink gun she bought from Amazon. 

The mother-of-seven got her first inking when she was 20-years-old and has since covered most of her face and body with different dyes and symbols, previously telling Femail she does it to cope with the impact of childhood abuse by her brother. 

The 45-year-old claims she has called ‘Crayola’ on the school and has started to be uninvited from Christmas parties. 

Melissa Sloan *pictured), from Powys, South Wales, gets new ink three times a week and even tattoos herself with her £120 ink gun she bought from amazon.

Her tattoos have made her social life much harder over the festive season, according to Melissa. 

She said:  ‘I want to enjoy myself and go for a drink at the pub, but they won’t even let me in.

‘I’m covered in tattoos, I’ve got 800 in total. l get tattoos three times a week. I even do my own tattoos at home.’

Despite multiple infections the ink-fanatic vows to never stop marking her body. 

The mother-of-seven (pictured) got her first inking when she was 20 years old and has since covered most of her face and body of tattoos.

The 45-year-old’s claims she has called ‘ Crayola’ on the school before being uninvited from Christmas parties

Melissa said her life style choices have made her social life over the festive season much worse

She said her skin has fallen off from tattoos that didn’t heal and has been left with scars.

Mellissa added: ‘I will never stop having tattoos until the end.’

Although some of her ink was done by professionals, many were also tattooed by her partner Luke, 56.

She also said that two of her primary-school-aged kids have added their own additions onto her back.

Melissa said she wants to go out and enjoy herself and go to the pub but they won’t let her in anymore

Although some of her ink was done by professionals, many were also tattooed by her partner Luke, 56

The news comes after Melissa claimed her ‘prison-style’ tattoos were standing in the way of her getting a job.

On trying to get work, she said: ‘If someone offered me a job tomorrow I would go and work – I would take that offer. 

‘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.’

Melissa also said that two of her primary-school-aged kids have added their own additions onto her back

The news comes after Melissa claimed her ‘prison-style’ tattoos were standing in the way of her getting a job

In May, the mum revealed that her tattoos were a way of coping with the sexual abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her elder brother.

Gavin Sloan, 46, was jailed 21 years for a string of sickening rapes and sexual assaults against other children earlier this year.

‘My tattoos help me cover the emotional scars that Gavin left behind,’ Melissa said.

‘They’re my mask and I hide from the world behind them. But now that he is finally in jail, I can begin to feel free.’

Melissa said she will get tattoos for the rest of her life and said she gets an adrenaline rush from them

In May, the mum revealed that her tattoos were a way of coping with the sexual abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her elder brother

Melissa claims her complaint was not taken seriously by police and he was never charged with the alleged offences against her.

Melissa and Gavin grew up in Kidderminster with their mother, Doris, and two other siblings. Melissa is one year younger than Gavin.

She said: ‘Gavin and I have the same mother but different fathers, but we were raised as brother and sister. As tots we shared a bath together, as siblings do.

‘But when I was six, and he was seven, Gavin touched me down below in the bath. I told my mum but we were both small children and she brushed it off. She didn’t really believe me. 

Melissa claims her complaint was not taken seriously by police and he was never charged with the alleged offences against her

Melissa and Gavin grew up in Kidderminster with their mother, Doris, and two other siblings. Melissa is one year younger than Gavin

‘But it carried on and it got worse when I was in my teens. Gavin and I shared a bedroom, and he took every chance he could to grope me, and he tried to make me perform sexual acts on him. He drilled a small hole in the bathroom door to spy on me.

‘I grew up thinking it was normal. He told me it was fine because he was my half-brother.

‘I tried to fight back against him, but he was stronger and very aggressive towards me.

‘He called me sexual names and made inappropriate comments. I saw him kill birds and small animals and I was very frightened of him.’

Melissa Sloan, 45, (pictured) from Powys, South Wales, has covered her body in tattoos to blot out the memories of being sexually abused from the age of six 

Melissa’s half-brother Gavin Sloan, 46, (pictured) was jailed last week for a string of sickening rapes and sexual assaults against other children

Melissa said: ‘I found the tattoos very therapeutic; a way of blocking out the past and also the abuse.

‘Gavin got in touch again and even as an adult, the suggestive comments continued. He just didn’t seem to see that it was wrong.

‘When I was 35, I made a complaint to the police, because I was worried that he would do it someone else.

‘I was interviewed, but that was it. Nothing came of it, and I went away thinking that I had left it too long.’

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