Woman Tells Christian Parents About Hidden Tattoos; Watch Their Reaction!

posted: 09/24/15
by: Mara Betsch

It's not particularly uncommon for teens to hide tattoos from their parents, but Mary, who's hiding 17 tats from her conservative Christian parents, is probably the extreme. Growing up in a religious home, she assumed that her parents disliked tattoos, so she kept hers hidden beneath pants and long sleeves. As she got older, though, she realized she needed to reveal her ink to them.

Check out a few of her amazing tattoos, some of which are actually religious symbols:

And some of which represent big moments in her life:

And even one dedicated to her parents:

With the help of "This American Life," she made a video explaining why she got her tattoos -- watch the surprising way her parents reacted to them!