So recently I was talking about tattoo discrimination and how I have lost work due to my tattoos over the last couple of weeks i have spoke to various people from various walks of life to find out their views on my story and if they have also experience discrimination against tattoo’s them selves or a friend my have or whether they are totally against them.
So whilst I was at Blackpool body painting show I met a Model called Jemma Lee who had some amazing tattoo’s. I asked her a few questions on what she thought about my debate.
Name: Jemma Lee
Facebook: Jemma Lee Bolton
Do You have any tattoos?
Yes I do, I have multiple one on my body
I have over 15 tattoos, My favourite is my zombie pinup on my thigh, this is my favourite because it’s unique and its two opposite things merged into one.
How old where you when you got your first tattoo?
16 I think
Why/what made you get your first tattoo?
Ive always loved body modifications and just wanted to get out there and get one.
How Do you feel about people discriminating tattoos?
I feel its wrong, at the end of the day its still a normal person with body art permanently on them. People shouldn’t because of how a person looks.
Have you or a friend ever been discriminated because of your tattoos?
Yes i’ve been looked down on as if i was not cable of anything and wouldn’t achieve anything because of my appearance
There Becoming real popular right?
They are but its upsetting to see that people are doing it for fashion now not because they like them but to fit in. They are permanent and when people realise when they’re older that they dislike them or their not in fashion anymore it will hurt them a lot more to get them lasered off.
Do you think people will start to accept them in the workplace/ in general?
I hope so because there are some hard working people out there that get turned down because people think that because they have body modifications they will do rubbish in the real world. when in fact some one with tattoos could work harder than someone without. We need to let those with tattoos be appreciated more and be allowed to work in whatever job they want regardless of their appearance.
What do you think of discrimination in the work place because of tattoos? Leave your comments below