National Post (Latest Edition)
Man says blackened eyes cost him a teaching job
Sylvain Helaine, a schoolteacher whose body, face and
tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black, said he was prevented from teaching at a French kindergarten after a parent complained he scared their child. But the teacher, 35, still teaches children from the age of six up, and said that, after a shock when they see him
for the first time, the kids see past his appearance.