Written by Bittany Collins | Lainey’s Mommy
Today’s blog will be about how parents with tattoos get shamed. You may not have even noticed you’ve been shamed, but most likely, you have.
There will always be people who are old fashioned. With that being said, all of us with tattoos will be judged by said people. Especially those of us who are parents. “You can’t possibly be a good parent if you have tattoos.” *Insert eyeroll* It’s sad that people actually believe this. Having a tattoo (or 20) doesn’t affect your abilities to parent. It’s ink on your skin, and nothing more. I myself, have personally been called “trashy” by a family member, for having tattoos. Mind you, a lot of my tattoos are tasteful. (I have a blog below of all of my tattoos if you’re interested.)
I’ve been in public with Lainey, and countless times I’ve seen people look straight at my artwork and make that “I just smelled shit” look on their faces. That’s fine though. I don’t live my life to please anyone, and neither should you! Just because we are different for decorating our bodies, doesn’t mean we can’t have a heart of gold. I can promise you, people heavily tattooed, or lightly tattooed are some of the nicest people you can ever meet. We are no different than the cute old lady you see walking by you in a store. There are tons of pages via Facebook that are trolling and completely satire. I’ve seen them all just about. They speak on how we worship the devil, beat our kids, kill innocent bystanders, etc. You have to take that stuff with a grain of salt, and laugh. Don’t let anyone rent space in your head with their stupidity. At the end of the day, you just have to brush these people off. We’re all good parents, we all love our children, and we’re all perfect in God’s eyes.
There will always be someone with an opinion on you being a tattooed parent, and that’s ok. It’s just an opinion. It doesn’t define you as a person, and it never will. You keep doing you, mama and dad. You’ll always have my support! I hope all of you enjoyed this blog today!
Written by Brittany Collins