Mikee Reyes dismayed over event organizer’s request to hide tattoos: ‘My tattoos make me bad for kids?’


Sports announcer Mikee Reyes aired his disappointment after an event organizer requested for him to cover up his tattoos.

Mikee recently shared screenshots of his conversation with an event organizer. In the photos, the announcer was asked by the event organizer if he could wear long sleeves to cover up his tattoos for the reason that there would be children present during the event.

He then posted about their exchange on Facebook, expressing his dismay about the apparent stigma against tattooed people.

“I assume kilala niyo naman sino kinukuha niyo? ??,” Mikee started, implying the fact that he is the TV5’s first fully-tattoed sports anchor.

He lamented on the organizer’s reason to hide his tattoos, “My tattoos make me bad for kids? Pano kung may ma-impart pala sana akong maganda sakanila? ?”

Despite his disappointment, he chose not to blame the staff and understood that it was only their job to ask for his permission.

“Im sure hindi kasalanan nung kausap ko. Sinabihan lang naman siya to ask me. ?”
Pero tuloy lang naman tayo, guys. ☝?,” said Mikee.

“God is too good, for us to worry abt these things. ?? I’ve already made more friends and achieved more things, being myself, than i could ever have trying to be someone else. ❤️?” he added.

“Ika ng mga tito/tita, THANK YOU, NEXT. ?,” he gracefully declined to attend the said event.

Mikee, also known as Tito Mikee online, is a former basketball player who proudly shows off his tattooed arms while reporting as a sports anchor on TV5’s weeknight newscast Frontline Pilipinas.

Patricia Dela Roca
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