Australian Model Struggles to Find Job Due to Tattoos

An Australian model with tattoos all over her body finds it challenging to secure a job. Learn more about her struggles.

Australian model Amber Luke, known as the ‘Dragon Girl,’ has spent almost $250,000 on tattoos, piercings, and surgeries to transform her appearance. However, due to 99% of her body being covered in tattoos, she struggles to find a suitable job.

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Amber Luke has alleged that she experiences discrimination both in public and at work due to her appearance, as per Daily Mail.

During an appearance on the Brisbane radio show Robin, Terry & Kip, the young model revealed the challenges she faces in life after getting 600 tattoos and multiple piercings.

She said: “I am getting very heavily tattooed, but I’m not harming anyone in the process. I believe that everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I find it ‘distressing’ when people make unkind remarks about my looks in public – especially when they say I have ‘ruined’ my looks with tattoos. Everyone has their own opinions of what beauty is. 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.’”

The Australian model revealed that comments from others can affect her self-confidence, particularly regarding her struggle to find employment due to her tattoos.

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She told show hosts Kip Wightman, Robin Bailey, and Terry Hansen: “It’s very distressing to know that people have that strong opinion, and they can just voice it without any repercussions. I’m not going to sugarcoat it, it has limited my [employment] options, but that’s okay. Because 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; I won’t look at my morals or values or what I have to bring to the table. I was 16 when I got my first tattoo. It was a negative energy release. It was a milestone for me.”

In an interview with Studio 10, she revealed that she had her tongue split twice after the initial procedure was unsuccessful.

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She said: “I went through excruciating pain during my procedure. The experience I went through made me extremely resilient and so strong. I have gained so much knowledge about anatomy. I’ve gone into shock so many times. I’ve had fits – and I’m not epileptic.”

Daily Mail also wrote: “the OnlyFans model once injected blue ink into her eyeballs during an excruciating 40-minute procedure that left her blind for three weeks.”

In 2020, Amber Luke posted a throwback photo on her Instagram from her teenage years.

She wrote: “I was so catatonically depressed, suicidal and was a walking dead girl. I was numb. I hated myself the majority of the time – that hatred ran deep. It tormented me. Now, I’ve totally transformed myself into someone I’m proud of being. I’m a strong woman who knows exactly what she wants and who she is.”

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