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ever feel like other moms judge you?

Posted by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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Example: had my skids with me while I went to park with my dd and my sister and her kids. On way walking back from park my ss6 saw a friend and his mom. He ran up to them excited. I walked up and she just looked shocked. I am pretty heavily tattooed imo. ( both arms sleeved, collar , both legs knee down to toes, both thighs , side of thighs, fingers, exc exc. I was wearing shorts cuz it was hot. And she just kinda stared. I said hi I'm jons stepmom. I went to shake her hand and she was still really stand offish. I felt like she was totally judging me!!! Wth. Ever feel like thst ladies
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zomom0911
by Tatted newbie on Jul. 28, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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i totally feel ya!!! DS is only 2 and i feel like i am judged all the damn time. It was worse when i first had him and it was fall but it was still hot and i would wear tanks and shorts to go places and DH and i would both get looks. like we are not fit to be parents with all the tats. (DH has far more tats than i) I have 2 groups of friends some that i have known my whole life that have no tats and total business pps and some that i have known since college and some have tats and some dont. and when i do to things with the moms i have known forever and kids and new moms i always get looks!!! like stunned looks or i see them trying to have their kids avoid mine, its VERY stupid. VERY.

FireMoonGypsy
by Tatted newbie on Aug. 7, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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I am a painted lady. Not as heavily as I'd like to be, but it's getting there. :) My son's first year of pre-school was this past year. I'm a pretty friendly, outgoing person and I love people, so I did a lot of volunteering with his class. Some of the mothers were pretty standoffish and others were just down right rude. I even heard one whispering that I was probably a single mom welfare case sucking off the government. I was pretty offended, considering I was once a single mom, but I worked my butt off, but to judge someone who needs some help because they're going through rough times? That's a little ridiculous. And to assume that I'm the scum leech of society because I have multiple visible tattoos? It was ridiculous. 

I feel sorry for people like that. Their minds and hearts are closed and they're missing out on so much. I'm sorry you've experienced some discrimination based on "the colors of your skin" so to speak. It's crappy that people still do it. 

Sending good vibes. 

"The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth" - Lao Tzu

Staygold
by Tatted newbie on Aug. 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM
I feel like this everyday. 26 year old mom to my 7 year old, I already stand out. Plus I have a lot of tattoos. Makes life lonely!
Graceplustwo
by Inked Queen on Sep. 5, 2013 at 9:08 PM
Awwwee where do you live. Is there any tattooed moms near you


Quoting Staygold:

I feel like this everyday. 26 year old mom to my 7 year old, I already stand out. Plus I have a lot of tattoos. Makes life lonely!

socalxbombshell
by on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I get dirty looks all the time. Even when my tattoos aren't visible. :/ I can't figure out if people just don't like my look, or if they don't like the ring in my lip. Idk.

mommy2girls0506
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:16 PM

YES all the time, i'm not even heavily tatttoed and i get that reaction from people.

Kristothatina
by Tatted newbie on Jan. 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM
I just moved to my area, but from the looks of the moms in my sons' elementary schools, I will be stared at a lot when warmer months get here.
I've been judged everywhere I go, but I've found quirky ways to make those that judge feel about the size of a pea.
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