A Frenchman named Sylvian leads Instagram, where, to the delight of followers, he publishes a photo of his body, completely covered with colored tattoos.
The guy looks like a real work of art. But what surprises people the most is where he works. As it’s not the friendliest place for tattoos.
The guy, whose name is Sylvian, works at a Parisian school as a primary school teacher. This is how children see him every day.
The fact is that in addition to the main job, he is also a model. Therefore, Sylvian is a frequent guest of tattoo art exhibitions.
But if professionals admire the tattoos on the guy, then in ordinary life he does not always have it easy.
“When I go to some public places, people are often embarrassed by my appearance. Their first reaction? They lower their eyes. They are afraid to even look at me point-blank.”
Sylvian started getting tattoos while living in the UK, after two years as a teacher there. It all started small: first, the guy tattooed his arm, one leg and chest.
When Sylvian moved to France, he continued to cover his body with tattoos. But at first he was embarrassed by this and hid the tattoo under his clothes.
However, when the whole body was completely tattooed, he decided that there was no point in hiding anymore.
In Britain, according to the guy, the attitude towards people with many tattoos is not always favorable. In France, Sylvian feels much easier.
“As a French citizen, I can do what I want with myself. All the people I meet at work – colleagues, parents, children – are already used to this. If adults can say something behind my back, then children very easily accept me for who I am.”
“The teacher’s body can be viewed as a picture. Especially since the tattoos on the body matter. The left side of my body is dedicated to the old-school rock and roll tattoo. And the right side is Japanese-themed. But in general, each tattoo has a deep meaning for me. For example, the different stages of Buddha’s evolution are depicted on the arms and legs.”
Photos of the guy on Instagram attracted a lot of attention to him.
The teacher-model not only increased self-esteem, the producers began to offer him roles in films, however, quite the same type: soldiers, villains, party-goers.
It’s not that Sylvian is against it, but he would definitely like more people to treat better those whose body is completely or almost completely covered in tattoos.