Most parents (I hope) consider teaching body positivity to their kids to be one of their main goals. As parents, we want our children to see themselves as we see them: beautiful and perfect and worthy of boundless love, both from themselves and others. Whether it's reciting body-positive mantras or setting a body-positive example ourselves, parents want their children to love who they are and the body they're in.
Tattooed mothers are, of course, no different.
In fact, I would argue that having tattoos teaches your children to be body positive and love the skin they're in. Unfortunately, tattooed mothers are still shamed for choosing to ink their body, and hear judgmental comments about tattoos and their choice to get them on an all-too-regular basis. But while society is still struggling to shed the stigma surrounding tattooed parents, tatted moms are busy teaching their children self-love, self-acceptance, and the importance of healthy self-expression.
Tattoos are an unapologetic celebration of the body, and that won't go unnoticed to the kid of a tatted mom. Her children will see her proudly sporting her ink, and realize that there's beauty in confidence and there's power in not only accepting who you are, but being proud of who you are and colorfully highlighting who you are. Tattooed mothers set a beautiful example of body positivity for their kids that all parents could benefit from learning from.
So, here are 10 reasons why moms with tattoos are more body positive for their children, because we all have one goal: teaching our kids to love themselves as much as we do. And tattooed mothers always have their eyes on that goal.