Coming Out to Your Parents as Tattooed

Maggie’s body is covered in tattoos, and her conservative Christian parents have no idea. “My parents haven’t seen me wear shorts in probably 10 years,” Maggie says in this short film by Bianca Giaever. “They think that people who get tattoos are people with motorcycles, probably dabble in drugs, and just are probably lowlifes.” Giaever, together with This American Life and m ss ng p eces, created this delightful video for Maggie shows her parents the 17 tattoos she’s been hiding for the past 12 years.