“Having colorful skin in no way affects your skill level.”
It’s a common fact that you cannot judge a book by its cover. A heavily tattooed woman said that she has been kicked out of restaurants because of her ink. But the management didn’t know that she is a doctor.
Dr. Sarah Gray of Adelaide in Australia has a perfectly fitting title as the world’s most tattooed doctor. As she has several tattoos she has been subject to discrimination. Not only she’s being asked to leave a restaurant, she was completely ignored by shop assistants at a designer store.
Even though she’s covered in tattoos she’s a gifted doctor.
Dr. Gray shared how she and her partner, a tattoo artist was kicked out of a restaurant.
“I was out for lunch in a restaurant with my partner on the Gold Coast when we were seated at a table. After being seated for lunch, management then came up to us and asked us to leave as they had a ‘no visible tattoo policy’ for dinners. That was a little disappointing, to say the least.”
She was also ignored by a store when she visited to purchase designer shoes. She said, “The all served other customers first and wouldn’t even make eye contact with me, I waited politely for ages and eventually gave up and left. They did themselves out of a sale and I saved myself $1,000, so I guess that’s one bonus!”
Dr, Gray wants to promote positivity, despite facing discrimination.
Despite her own frustrating experience, Dr. Gray who is also a former Miss Inked Australia and New Zealand wishes to promote body positivity. They future orthopedic surgeon wants people to see tattooed individuals as actual human beings.
“We should all be able to love the skin we’re in, regardless of how we choose to decorate it. For those that don’t like tattoos, that’s entirely their prerogative, I just urge them to at least consider the artistic skill that goes into creating body art, before they judge someone harshly at face value for choosing to wear them.”
Share this story if you think your friends would be interested.
source used : elitereaders.net