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11 Overly Dramatic Things Your Parents Said When They Found Out You Had A Tattoo

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There’s nothing more terrifying than your mom or dad seeing your fresh ink. Whether it’s something “Star Wars” related or the initials of an ex loved one, parents will always react the same way: over the top. These are just a few of the things they say when they discover you either got your first tattoo – or added another to your masterpiece.

1. “Solo te estas metiendo en cosas de pandilleros!”

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2. “Why did you do that?! That’s only for the depraved drug addicts.”

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CREDIT: America’s Next Top Model / GIPHY

Doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, nurse, or priest. For Latino parents, tattoos are the gateway to the devil.

3. *slap followed by silence for days*

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CREDIT: The Late Late Show with James Corden / GIPHY

She might not talk to you for a few days… or weeks… but eventually, mom will come around. So enjoy the silence while you have it. ?

4. “You better find a way to cover that up para que no te vean ese rayadero.”


Even if it is 90+ degrees, ponte un sueter.

5. “Pareces mapa.”

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Yeah, I look exactly like a map. Tell me which country looks like my lotus tattoo. TELL ME!

6. “Esas cosas son del Diablo.”

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CREDIT: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy / DreamWorks

What if it’s a Virgin Mary tattoo? Huh? How bout dat??

7. “You want to kill me, don’t you?”


I would never… But if I *DID*, I’m sure getting a tattoo wouldn’t be the most effective way to get the job done.

8. Latino parents legit think one tattoo will send you down a life of crime.

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It’s. ?? Just. ?? A. ?? Tattoo. ??

9. “Pareces una vaca all branded and shit.”

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CREDIT: Jane The Virgin / CW / janethevirgin-gifs / Tumblr

Funny, that’s not what you thought when you tatted your eyebrows, eyeliner AND lipliner.

10. “God’s not going to let you into heaven. He wants your clean body without changes. That is not Catholic.”

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CREDIT: Kroll Show / Comedy Central / themessymindofemily / Tumblr

Something tells me that God is going to be pretty chill about this, unlike you, just saying.

11. “Come here. I’m going to cut it off of you.”

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READ: Homeboy Industries Removes Tattoos For Former Gang Members And Released Prisoners

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Did Enrique Iglesias' Father Ruin This Name For All Latinos?


Did Enrique Iglesias’ Father Ruin This Name For All Latinos?

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He was born Quintorris Lopez Jones, but football fans best know him as Julio. Jones, a superstar wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, was nicknamed Julio in the 7th grade by his mother to honor a friend who had passed away, Al.Com reported in 2009. And it just stuck.

In a recent ESPN article, Julio Ricardo Varela explains what it was like growing up during an era when the most well-known Julio in pop culture was Julio Iglesias, singer of “painful Spanish-language ballads” and father of Enrique Iglesias. Of course there were a few other Julios around at that time, but they were eclipsed by Iglesias’ cheeseball vibe. For anyone who’s grown up somewhat embarrassed by their own name, Varela’s essay is a great read, and definitely something many of us can relate to.

[FULL STORY] ESPN: Julio Jones has made it cool to be a Julio again

READ: Bruno Mars is slamming down those who say he changed his name because he’s ashamed of being latino

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