A heavily tattooed mother-of-two says she was left distraught after a cashier in Marks and Spencer asked why she had ‘mutilated’ and ‘disfigured’ herself.
Natasha Henson, whose neck and arms are covered in designs, got into a conversation with the shop assistant when she mentioned a shopper had ‘tutted’ at her.
But the 35-year-old did not get the sympathy she expected from the woman.
‘She responded with something like, “I am not surprised she tutted, I think they are appalling. Why on earth would you want to mutilate and disfigure yourself like that? I don’t want to see your tattoos, they are disgusting”,’ Mrs Henson said.
The shopper, whose husband is a tattoo artist, left the Bournemouth store in tears.
‘It was absolutely horrible. It’s my choice to have tattoos and I do not expect people to judge me for it,’ she added.
Natasha later added on Metro’s Facebook page: ‘Hi it’s me I would like to add that this happened in June and the m and s staff were wonderful and put it all right!!’
The cashier is understood to have quit her job. M&S sent a summer basket to Mrs Henson’s son’s school, which is raising money for a sensory garden.