A young man has defended his mother on Facebook and his words of encouragement have been warmly received by the online community.
21-year-old Jordan Miller felt compelled to speak up for his mother, Misti Johnson, a nurse who has fallen under scrutiny at work because of her tattoos.
According to Johnson, many healthcare employers are clamping down on potential employees who have any form of visible body art.
Miller used a Facebook as a platform to show the world how supportive he was of his mother and explained that she should be judged on her work ethic rather than her appearance.
“Talking to my mom tonight (who is a registered nurse) and she was telling me about how strict some hospitals are when it comes to employees having tattoos. I must say I am kind of confused,” he said.”
Jordan’s mother has explained to him in the past that some institutions are making their nurses wear long sleeves, simply to hide their tattoos.
Miller continued by noting all the amazing things he has seen his mother do while on the job. These include saving another lady from a car crash, as well as getting home from a 12-hour shift and doing it all over again. Johnson’s wanted to make it clear to the public that “tattoos don’t define the person.”
“My mom has more tattoos than I can count and it has never, ever affected her work ethic. She will wake up at the same time everyday and save a life,” he wrote in his Facebook post.
Since then, the family have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. “The responses from the post have been overwhelming. It’s insane,” he said.
But it’s not just his mother who has body art. “I decided to make the post because my mom and I are both covered in tattoos,” he said. “People are always surprised that we have professional jobs with the tattoos we have.”