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Maybe if all concerned gave it time...for grief to pass and then were clear headed they may not have made the same decision. NO ONE should make any life changing decision during time of grief.
Originally posted by SalientSkivvy
Oh no! The kid got a memorial tattoo of his older brother!
Big deal. It was his decision, and it's one he will never regret.
If is was some flash art, or whatever; I could see that being a problem.
But it was for his brother...
Kids aren't as stupid and helpless, as we always make them out to be.
A smart kid, can make good decisions on their own.
Society still holds onto the negative view on tattoos...
Originally posted by calstorm
What can parents do these days? Can't make medical decisions for our child if a dr. or a judge disagrees. We have no say in the reproductive health of our children. We are limited on disciplinary measures. We have little control over what our children are taught in the school system, and are harassed for homeschooling.
I was faced with a dilemma not to long ago about leaving my son home alone. He hated to come along on certain errands I have to run. As his mother I felt he was perfectly capable of staying home for an hour while ran to the bank. He knew what to do in an emergency situation, had my cell number, and is very trustworthy. The laws in my state said he couldn't stay home alone for another 3 months until his birthday. This made for a miserable situation for both us us. Fast forward 3 months and he can now legally stay home. What has really changed in those 3 months? Nothing. But the law determines when my son is mature enough to stay home, not his mother. They don't know my kid.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Originally posted by revmoofoo
The mother and the tattoo artist should both be jailed for this IMHO.
I've been getting tattoos since before they became mainstream and a badge of the "metrosexual" moron brigade and as someone who has been inked for more than half his life, this doesn't sit well with me. Like babies having their ears pierced, though that would at least be less permanent than a tattoo.
In my country no reputable tattoo artist would ever tattoo a child nor will they tattoo hands, visible areas of the neck, faces and heads. Don't get me wrong, there are fuc-wits in every profession that will do anything for a quick buck (thus all the morons/hooligans with ink depicting Nazi images and worse all over their face) but anyone who has a good reputation and does good work will give jobs like this a wide berth.
Tattoos are for life and as such require an adults mind/maturity to chose to have one done, no matter what the reasoning is.
edit on 20/1/2012 by revmoofoo because: My kingdom for mad spelling skills!
throwing a mother into jail for this is NOT the solution.
If she needs to be held accountable there are a zillion other ways of doing so w/out ripping her from her sons's life. She has already lost one son!!
Originally posted by Destinyone
She is the Mother...He is the Son. Their choice...NOT the governments.
What the hell...is this administration now going to implement a special strike force to go into other countries where tattoos are a cultural way of life, and start rounding up parents who put tribal/cultural tattoos on their offspring.
Good find OP.....
Originally posted by 1loserel2
reply to post by Submarines
You are not alone and they should've arrested the artist isn't there some kind of code not to do that to some one his age. The mother is clearly unfit if she doesn't know that's against the law. Common sense should tell you you don't do that to a kid no matter the subject of the tatoo. Sheese there really are alot of sheeple out there. What have we done to ourselves?
Originally posted by calstorm
reply to post by Char-Lee
The it should be determined case by case. Can't the police use common sense when decided where the parent did something unsafe. Dumb parents shouldn't be allowed to ruin it for the rest of us.