© 2020 National Post, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. “With the parents of the children in my class, everything is going well.”, A post shared by ▼▴ Sylvain ▴▼ (@freakyhoody) on Jun 13, 2019 at 11:21am PDT. Teacher says his tattoos and surgically blackened eyes cost him his kindergarten job. Pupils under six “could be frightened by his appearance,” the spokesman said. Source:AFP. Despite the setbacks, Helaine said he would stick with his chosen career. He had the whites of his eyes surgically removed, following which he was prevented from teaching at a French kindergarten, reported Reuters. "All of my students and their parents were always cool with me because basically, they knew me. But his latest modification is downright shocking. Bottom line you probably wouldn’t want any of these teachers teaching your child! Teacher covers entire body with tattoos, turns eyes black  |  Photo Credit: Instagram, Pumpkin Halwa | How To Make Kaddu Ka Halwa | Easy Indian Sweet | The Foodie, Trump or Biden, who is ahead in the US Presidential Elections? What does the UK tattooed teacher have in common? We apologize, but this video has failed to load. A welcome email is on its way. Sylvain was teaching at the Docteur Morere Elementary School in Palaiseau when the parents of a child complained about his looks, following which authorities banned him from teaching. “Maybe when they are adults they will be less racist and less homophobic and more open-minded,” he said. A teacher last week in Texas was fired for assault, and a teacher in Colorado was let go last week for bullying. French primary school teacher who spent $45,000 covering his body in tattoos and turning the whites of his eyes black is banned from kindergarten because he gives children nightmares //-->. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Still, there are those who believe that he has no place in the education system, especially around very young children, and at least some of his students admit that they found him scary-looking at first. “The depths of his tattooed eyes scared me at first,” one girl said. Right, Heavily Tattooed School Teacher Risks Losing His Job Because of His Appearance, A post shared by ▼▴ Sylvain ▴▼ (@freakyhoody). 'I love my job.'. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. “It’s only when people see me from far away that they can assume the worst.”. He said he hoped to show his pupils that they should accept people who are different from the norm. Sylvian's passion for tattoos began when he was 27. 'I'm a primary school teacher,' said Sylvain Helaine, who lives in Paris and started getting tattoos at the age of 27. It’s only when people see me from far away that they can assume the worst," he said. Sylvain Helaine is covered from head to toe with tattoos.