In the past couple weeks I have seen a couple posts, and publications around the internet talking about Moms with tattoos. I have to say, I didn’t click on any of them because the titles alone sent my blood boiling as I am the main character in their outlandish tales – A Tattooed Mother.
So I started thinking about what could really be said, and what kind of assumptions could be made. I mean, in reality we know what happens when you make assumptions too!
But does having a tattoo instantly make you a bad parent, or does the ink that was placed into your skin suddenly make your parenting choices, and judgment clouded? I mean really people, are we going out on that limb?
I am sure there are people out there who have had momentary lapses in judgement that have resulted in a stupid tattoo they hate a month after the fact or let their better judgement slip when deciding on a piece of artwork… but the majority of us who do have tattoos took serious time to sit down and plan them, design them, and have meaning behind them, the same we do with the choices we make while parenting our child.
In life, we all have bad choices we have made, whether it was a past relationship or just a friendship that ended the way we wouldn’t have liked it to… but does having regret send us into the bad parent category? Of course not, because then we would all be bad parents!
Why not start from birth teaching our children acceptance of others, whether they choose to have children, and tattoos, or may just dress in a manner we never would ourselves.
To answer the new question, and Mom war du jour … Yes Moms can have tattoos and be awesome, responsible, loving mothers to their children!
Is this just another example of ridiculous mom wars?
Inked out but still totally tuned-in: 10 Celebrity Moms with Tattoos!