Thank you for the clarification. I too have had the 'deer in the headlights" response from kids; and find it a ready opening to put them at ease and probably help create an atmosphere of tolerance in general. Perhaps the staff in that school with the heavily tattooed guy needed to be cognizant of the concern and prepare the kids upon there initial introduction.by crfriend » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:07 am
"Judging a book by its cover" is usually a bad idea, but sometimes it's the only thing we can go on --
I get curious looks from little ones all the time it they're in my presence..., When confronted so, I'll speak to the youngster in a gentle but normal tone ... to reassure that I pose no threat. This I do not mind.
I suppose part of the "normalcy aspect" might simply be, "Don't frighten the children." One can appear non-conventional and still not be startling or frightening.
Too bad it is not so easy to bring adults into the fold, be it for clothing, gender, hobbies, skin color, religion, or a dozen other 'prejudices' that are little more than skin deep.
I'm with you the there, all the way. I don't know why some type of Henna tattoo has not taken hold. Let me know when the IPO comes out!My general reaction to tattoos is -- and with women especially -- "What a rotten shame about all that scarring". The person that develops a safe, painless, and permanent way to remove tattoos is going to make Bill Gates look like a pauper.