Walter Smith says he creates art, but officials at his daughter's middle school, where he's recently been banned from attending career day, aren't buying any of it.
No, Smith isn't involved in adult films or anything illegal.
He's a licensed tattoo artist. And despite having attended his daughter's career day at Clearwater Middle School in Clearwater, Florida, two times in the past, this year the principal decided he was no longer welcome.
According to ABC Action News, the tattoo artist says he was banned from career daybecause other parents at the school thought his presence promoted an 'alternative lifestyle.'
Smith told KDVR that the school's decision surprised him because he has used career day in the past to discourage youngsters from pursuing body art until they're of the proper age.
He has also advocated safe tattoo techniques, and warns of the health risks that people take when they get tattoos from unlicensed artists.
“The parents are closed-minded and don’t want their children to know about these things,” Smith said to ABC, adding, "This is an art. This is how I make a living."
KRDO reports that Smith intends to fight the decision in time to attend the career fair next week.
I give you odds he makes a better living with his "alternative lifestyle" than the pansy idiot that complained. It is such a gift to make a living doing something you absolutely love. Jealous asses.
The only reason I do not have a tattoo is because I have never found anything I love so much I want to put it on my body. My DH has 4, of of which is huge on his arm and is very difficult to cover up. I love it!
scary_wife said:Promoting safety and responsibility when it comes to tattoos and they denied him access?But they don't mind teaching safe and responsible sex in school. SMH.
Promoting safety and responsibility when it comes to tattoos and they denied him access?But they don't mind teaching safe and responsible sex in school. SMH.