The Bride Dissed This Makeup Artist For Her ‘Trashy’ Tattoos, But She Slammed Back With A Post On FB

Kymm McLayne works as a makeup artist and a beauty stylist in Charlotte, North Caroline. A wedding planner referred her to a bride-to-be.

This potential client checked out Kymm’s work and was instantly thrown off by her tattoos. She proceeded to write THIS about someone she has never met!

Here are the text messages from the bride-to-be to the wedding planner:

anti tattoo

Kymm McLayne then took to her personal Facebook page with this message:

“Maybe I don’t know what it’s like to be a minority – but I do know what it’s like to be discriminated against. And it’s something I’ve not publicly acknowledged. But I get judged every day because of my tattoos. And today, I was referred to as ‘white trash’. These are text messages from a bride to a wedding planner in response to the planner recommending me for her bridal beauty services. I can’t deny that it’s hurtful. But like most judgmental hypocrites, this bride texted me today (unaware that the planner shared these texts) and begged me to do her wedding, gushing about how wonderful my work is – I politely informed her I was already booked. Now you know why I fight so hard for equal rights for women, the gay community and innocent animals – because despite being a successful, educated, businesswoman, I’m still considered just white trash.”

And then one of Kymm’s friend’s and former client shared this wonderful message on Facebook:

“This woman made me look beautiful at my wedding. She drove through snow and ice when other vendors bailed. She has a heart of gold and more kindness in her pinkie than many have in their hearts.

Her business sense is proved by her business success. Her intelligence, by the company she keeps. Her sense of social justice, by how she donates her time, food and platform.

Tattoos don’t exist to offend people. For thousands of years, humans have decorated their bodies for all kinds of reasons. They don’t signify a lack of intelligence or wealth or professionalism.

When we dismiss a person’s talent, value and contribution based on the design of their skin, style of their hair or any number of chosen physical attributes, we miss out. Not just on that person, but on the beauty of diversity.

Kymm, your post has saddened me since I saw it. I’m also bothered that a friend chose to share those cruel words with you. I don’t see the reasoning there.

I hope you forget this soon enough — and I hope others may remember this always.

Love you, my friend.”


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