Aussie Model Says She Struggles To Get Employment With 99% Of Her Body Tattooed
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An Australian model has admitted it's tough to find a job because 99 per cent of her body is tattooed.
Amber Luke has attracted headlines for years for her various body modifications, which include numerous tattoos, even on her eyeballs.
The Daily Mail says she's forked out upwards of $250,000 on the inkings and her appearance has earned her the nickname 'Dragon Girl'.
While we live in a fairly progressive society, Amber has struggled with getting permanent employment.
Speaking to Brisbane radio show Robin, Terry & Kip, the Aussie model said: "I'm not going to sugar coat it, it has limited my [employment] options but that's okay.
"Because the way I see it is, 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."
She also told the radio trio that people have no qualms about telling her exactly how they feel about her appearance.
"Everyone has their own opinions of what beauty is," she said.
"You see these cultures [where people] stretch their necks, their ears, 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's very distressing to know that people have that strong opinion and they can just voice it without any repercussions."
Luke said she's not harming anyone else with her tattoos or piercings should it really shouldn't be their business.
Despite the controversy and repeated pleas from fans begging her to stop, the influencer claims the hefty price tag for all her body mods has been 'worth it' because she's now 'seen how resilient she is' after putting her body through such extreme stress.
One of the biggest stresses came when she decided to tattoo her eye balls.
Amber said the inking left her 'completely incapable' of being independent and that she even started crying bright blue tears following the process.
Amber later commemorated the occasion by getting a tattoo of a woman crying blue tears on her chest.
Although she claims the experience almost made her swear off body modifications altogether, she’s since gone back under the knife and spent $70,000 on breast implants, cheek and lip fillers, pointed implants placed in her ears and a Brazilian butt lift.
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