A dad with lots of tattoos is getting criticized because some people believe he’s a bad father. But then, his wife shares the real story, and things aren’t what they seem.

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The saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is well-known, but sometimes people need a reminder. If a parent doesn’t look like what you’d expect, judging them based on appearances can be really unfair.

Some people thought a dad was bad just because he had face tattoos. But then, his wife shared something surprising that no one expected.

Expressing yourself is important, and tattoos are a great way to do that through art. Richard Huff, who is 51 years old, has over 240 tattoos as his way of expressing himself.

Richard Huff, who calls himself an ink addict, has a family with five children and his wife. His wife shares videos and pictures of him with their kids, but not everyone likes them.

Even though he’s 51, Huff wants to tell everyone that his family is just like any other. But people online make fun of him a lot because of how he looks.



Richard Huff explained how his tattoo journey started, saying, “It became an addiction. I started with my legs and worked my way up.” Now, he has tattoos covering 85% of his body. Some of the tattoos include the names of his children and his daughter’s lips.

He plans to be completely covered in tattoos in the next four years, and he finds the process fascinating, whether it’s the pain or the artwork.

But having so many tattoos comes with challenges. Kids at his children’s school find him scary. His daughter explained, “They say, ‘ah, it’s a bit scary,’ and I say, ‘no, my dad is not scary, he is good with tattoos.'”




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Richard’s wife, Marita, admitted that she was scared of him at first because of his looks. However, as she got to know him better, she realized he’s a kind and big-hearted person.

She frequently posts about Richard, highlighting how he loves her like no one else has. Marita praises him as a wonderful husband and father. With three children from previous relationships, she emphasizes how Richard goes above and beyond as a real father to her kids.

Richard himself shares, “I participate in the PTA, I go to all my kids’ functions.”




Young woman with sleeve tattoo at the work. Tattoo session at studio. Back view. Defocused client on the background. Close up.


Even though there’s a lot of info about Richard being a kind person, some people still criticize him. One comment said, “I’m not against tattoos, but does he really need tattoos on his face like that?”

But there are others who support Richard. Someone said, “Everyone talks about his face tattoo. He likes it. He got it. He’s a good father. Let him be.”




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Richard himself has talked about the negative comments, he said, “If somebody can make negative comments like that, there’s something wrong with them themselves that they would have to judge somebody else.” Adding, “This is what we did and we’re happy. We’ve been together six years our kids are happy and to us, that’s all that matters.”

Richard adds that while at times negative comments can be a bit much, it does not change how much he loves his family or vice versa. “Having tattoos does not scare my children, it does not make me a bad father, it makes my kids get a different perspective on life,” he said.

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