Wednesday 25 April 2018

This man’s passionate defence of his tattooed nurse mother is guaranteed to capture your heart

Jordan Miller said the support his mother and he had received in the days since the post has been “insane”.

(Jordan Miller/Facebook/vladans/Getty Images)
(Jordan Miller/Facebook/vladans/Getty Images)

By Peter Cary

An American nurse has received thousands of messages of encouragement after her son wrote a heartfelt Facebook post in defence of her tattoos.

Jordan Miller, 21, was driven to defend his mother, Misti Johnson, after a conversation in which she revealed how strict various health employers can be when it comes to visible body art.

Talking to my mom tonight (who is a registered nurse) and she was telling me about how strict some hospitals are when it…

Posted by Jordan Miller on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

He took to Facebook where he passionately described Misti’s amazing dedication to her job.

He wrote: “Talking to my mom tonight (who is a registered nurse) and she was telling me about how strict some hospitals are when it comes to employees having tattoos. I must say I am kind of confused.

“I’ve seen my mom pull a lady out of a car before it fills with smoke and she suffocates. I’ve seen her do stitches on an injured person on the side of the road following a car accident. I’ve seen her come home after a 12-hour shift, dead tired after dealing with an abusive patient all day, and get back up and do it again the next day. She’s come home after holding a baby in her hands and watching it take their last breath. She’s saved a drug addicts life after overdosing in the hospital bed.

“Tattoos don’t define the person.

“My mom has more tattoos than I can count and it has never, ever affected her work ethic. She will wake up at the same time everyday and save a life.”

I am absolutely blown away by the support for tattoos on nurses that my son wrote. Almost 400 likes and shared over 200…

Posted by Misti Johnson on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jordan said the multitude of positive comments had been overwhelming in the days since he wrote about the conversation.

He said: “I decided to make the post because my mom and I are both covered in tattoos and people are always surprised that we have professional jobs with the tattoos we have.

“She came home and we were talking about how some places are strict about making nurses wear long sleeves.

“The responses from the post have been overwhelming. It’s insane. We appreciate everyone’s support and we love to hear everyone’s stories.

“My mom is filled with happiness to see the support from strangers all across the world.”

Wow we never expected National attention from the "tattoo nurse" post. I'm beyond honored. I know some won't and don't…

Posted by Misti Johnson on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Misti, 38, who lives in Carrollton, Texas, later took to the social networking site to express gratitude for the tremendous feedback, after the post was shared on Facebook’s ‘Love What Matters‘ page and subsequently went viral – gaining over 85,000 likes and 67,000 shares in four days.

She said: “It’s so amazing that many people support a “tattooed nurse”. The messages of support and the hundreds friends request I’ve gotten since then is so heart warming. Thank you all so much.”

Press Association

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Editors Choice

Also in World News