- Sebastian Pickersgill and Marie Fowler have been in Australia since November
- The British couple are covered in face piercings, tattoos, and have split tongues
- They appealed to people a social media describing their employment struggles
A British backpacker couple with face tattoos, piercings and forked lizard tongues have complained they can’t find work in Australia.
Sebastian ‘Wolfe’ Pickersgill, 25, and his partner Marie ‘Wanderlust’ Fowler are professional body piercers and have been in the country since November.
The eccentric pair, who have ear spacers, split tongues and facial tattoos, posted on social media to say they are struggling to find jobs in the Perth area.
British backpackers Sebastian ‘Wolfe’ Pickersgill, 25, and his partner Marie ‘Wanderlust’ Fowler holidaying in Thailand
The couple complained on social media because they’re struggling to find jobs in the Perth area
‘YO YO YO. Backpackers. Travellers. Employers. Hostels. Anyone everyone and all the rest,’ Mr Pickersgill wrote today on a Facebook page for backpackers.AdChoicesADVERTISING
‘Me and my lady have been travelling Australia for the best part of a month. We are both struggling to find employment at this time.
Ms Fowler has many piercings and tattoos and takes a selfie wearing a black top and skin-tight pants
Mr Pickersgill, from Newcastle in England, has long blond dreadlocks, more than eight piercings on his face and tattoos covering his body, including one on his forehead that reads ‘lone wolfe’.
Ms Fowler, from Inverness in Scotland, has at least five facial piercings and a range of tattoos including one on her forehead that says ‘wanderlust’.
They also partake in body suspension together – an extreme form of body modification where a person is strung up in mid-air by ropes with large hooks gouging through their flesh.
People in the social media group were quick to share their thoughts in the comments.
Mr Pickersgill shows off the upside-down cross inked on his face, his pink hair and ear spacer
One person described their unique appearance as ‘mutilation’.
‘Jesus, with such a degree of self-mutilation that you both have. You are going to find it hard to find employment. I’m sorry but that’s the truth. Your best bet is looking for work in a factory/packing job or something,’ shared one user.
‘I wonder why,’ asked another.
‘Don’t wear that lemon top to an interview,’ someone else suggested.
‘Better start that premium Snapchat lad,’ joked another user.
Mr Pickersgill and his partner also partake in body suspension together where they are strung up with ropes and hooks
But others had more constructive opinions.
‘Would you consider freelance model? I personally think people in Melbourne would appreciate your style better,’ one user said.
‘You can totally be models, influencers, YouTube personalities with just the way you look. For a more conventional job, I am struggling to give you advice rather than retail, farm work and community work. Face tattoos are still taboo in the workforce.’
The couple previously travelled around Thailand and attended the Vegetarian Festival.