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Father says he is discriminated against for face tattoos

A single father with a plethora of face tattoos has revealed that people often feel scared of him and that he was forced a quit a job over his distinctive ink.

Luke McCormack, from Wollongong, said he notices people staring at him and knows they are intimidated by the tattoos on his face.

'I've seen people walk past while shopping and grabbing their handbags or partner's hands tighter because they feel scared and intimidated,' he told Seven News. 

A single father with a plethora of face tattoos has revealed that people often feel scared of him and that he was forced a quit a job over his distinctive ink

A single father with a plethora of face tattoos has revealed that people often feel scared of him and that he was forced a quit a job over his distinctive ink

Luke McCormack, from Wollongong, said he notices people staring at him and knows they are intimidated by the tattoos on his face

Luke McCormack, from Wollongong, said he notices people staring at him and knows they are intimidated by the tattoos on his face

Mr McCormack believes he has been discriminated against because of the body art, after being asked to cover the ink up when being interviewed for a sales position.

'Because of a rough cover people don't want to give us a go,' he said.

His last job was more than 12 months ago, as a mechanic at a motorcycle retailer, but he had to quit after his marriage broke down and he had to be at home with his three-year-old son.

'People judge. Always have, always will,' he said. 'Little do they know I was a husband, now I'm a single dad trying to do right by my son.'

His last job was more than 12 months ago, as a mechanic at a motorcycle retailer, but he had to quit after his marriage broke down and he had to be at home with his three-year-old son

His last job was more than 12 months ago, as a mechanic at a motorcycle retailer, but he had to quit after his marriage broke down and he had to be at home with his three-year-old son

Mr McCormack says while he understands it was his decision to put the tattoos on his face and risk employment difficulties, he doesn't believe that makes the discrimination acceptable

Mr McCormack says while he understands it was his decision to put the tattoos on his face and risk employment difficulties, he

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