A Man with HIV Was Refused To Be Tattoed Due To His Diagnosis
Matt Charlton, diagnosed with HIV two years ago wished to have a tattoo of red ribbon, famous symbol of HIV epidemic, but was denied in one of the tattoo salons in Chester-le-Street, as The Metro reported. Mr. Charlton has already four tatoos.
“I can’t believe we still get treated like this and there is a stigma stall about HIV in the day and age. First she said I needed to see the doctor about my immune system and get a note from them,” he explained. I made the appointment and she then gave me back my deposit, telling me to come back when I had my results. But then after I left the shop she rang me to say she had done some research and couldn’t tattoo me because it would cost too much for clinical disposal,” - commented Mr.Charlton the accident.