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  • Whenever my husband and I go shopping with our children dirty looks always seem to follow us. We are a heavily tattooed couple with three children and to some that is unacceptable. We always seem to have that one person that is going down the same aisles with us and every time we pass each other they will throw another dirty look at us. Do these people that judge us by our covers honestly believe we are bad parents do to our tattoos? To a stranger's eye we fit perfectly into a stereotype. Our tattoos do not stop us from putting dinner on the table. Nor do they stop us from kissing a million boo boos a day or looking for monsters under the bed. Sometimes the onlookers that we acquire while shopping don't bother me and other times I hate that we are judged. I watch the news and I have seen plenty of mug shots of parents doing terrible things to their children, some with tattoos and some without tattoos. How we look should not matter. Our children are healthy and happy, they have warm clothes and toys to play with. Most of all they have our time, we make time to play with them, to color, to do homework. Speaking of which I must cut my story short because I have some children that would love to play knights with me. Do you still believe my tattoos make me a bad parent?
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