A model from Australia says she can’t seem to get work. Why? She attributes it to the fact that she has tattoos on nearly every part of her body.
Amber Luke, who was born in Queensland, has received a lot of media attention because of the tattoos and other changes to her body.
Nearly $250,000 was spent on her appearance, earning her the nickname “Dragon Girl.”
Unfortunately, despite all of this effort, Amber still doesn’t appear to have much luck in the job market.
She still hasn’t found work, even though Australia is a quite liberal place.
The Brisbane radio show Robin, Terry, and Kip discussed the tattooed model:
“I am not going to sugar coat it, it has limited my employment options but that’s okay. Because the way I see it, I don’t want to work for a company that’s shallow-minded and can’t look past my image. They won’t look at my work ethic, they won’t look at my morals or my values, or what I have to bring to the table.”
A model with many tattoos may have trouble getting hired permanently.
Unfortunately, comments have been made pretty bluntly.
“Everyone has their own opinions of what beauty is. You see these cultures where people stretch their necks, their ears, and their lips. But at the end of the day, we all are entitled to our opinion and that’s okay.
But, what gets to me is when someone expresses their opinion to me in public and comes up to me and says, ‘Oh, you’re ugly’, or ‘You’ve ruined yourself’ It is very distressing to know that people have that strong opinion and they can just voice it without any repercussions.”
A photomontage depicting Amber’s development over time.
The tattooed beauty continued by saying that her ink didn’t cause any harm.
The model is pleased with her accomplishments, even if her followers have repeatedly asked her to stop tattooing.
She claims that the money spent on her transformation into a more durable version of herself was well worth it.
It was hardly a painless surgery, though. Luke recalls that she cried bright blue tears when she tattooed her eyes.