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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by Submarines
Not only was I shocked, but I was speechless!

What shocked me even more was your post! I can't believe that you have a problem with the arrest of a mother who allowed a TEN YEAR OLD CHILD to be permanently tattooed.


Please tell me, someone, that I'm not the only one here that has a problem with this!

You're absolutely not the ONLY one to have a serious problem with this. Parents are PARENTS not friends. It's our job as PARENTS to gently and compassionately guide our Children away from things that simply aren't for people of their age...like tattoos!

Geeze... I say gently..because the kids's heart was sure in the right place..but there are many things that society has deemed illegal for small children and with GOOD REASONS most of the time. In this case, Mom needed to show some backbone with parenting and stop trying to be the kid's best buddy in letting him get whatever his 10yr old mind could conjure up as a good idea.




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by Submarines
Not only was I shocked, but I was speechless!

What shocked me even more was your post! I can't believe that you have a problem with the arrest of a mother who allowed a TEN YEAR OLD CHILD to be permanently tattooed.


Please tell me, someone, that I'm not the only one here that has a problem with this!


Has it ever occurred to you, that when it comes to another parents children, your opinion is irrelevant? Because it is. It does not matter if you agree or disagree with what the Mother allowed her son to do, she should have the freedom to make such judgements for her children.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by dalan.
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I agree with you OP, but we don't need to make an appeal to emotion to justify your position.

Parents used to be the absolute authorities over their children, and it should be that way still. The content of the tattoo is irrelevant, what's important is the fact that the boy had his Mother's permission, and that's all that matters.




Actually, the OP does need the appeal to emotion, because the case I linked to gets the opposite emotional response, and people will love to jump on the bandwagon and crucify the parent.

In reality, both cases are the same situation. Should the government or the parent decide? It isn't (or at least shouldn't) be about the tattoo, it is about liberty and the rights to raise one's own kids!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Hi OP. Appreciate you calling this to our attention.

The non-stop ''policing'' is soO sickening and ridiculous.

What are they going to do next? Arrest parents for piercing their infants ears?
Everything you stated in your post , I agree - Well said!

This has got to stop and we, the people, need to get our freedoms back!
SnF!

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by sweetnlow
Georgia is a state full of Inbred's
So goes to figure


I live in Georgia. What a shallow mind you have. I almost feel sorry for you.

Prayers for Clarity for you, is the best I can come up with to your post....



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by groingrinder
I agree with the law on this one. We don't need kids running around with tattoos.
edit on 1-20-2012 by groingrinder because: Edited for new data.


The boy only has a small tattoo on his forearm. The second shot is his mother's arm...look closely. She's the one with the sleeve.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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n this case, Mom needed to show some backbone with parenting and stop trying to be the kid's best buddy in letting him get whatever his 10yr old mind could conjure up as a good idea.


You do realize that you are just assuming that the woman has no "backbone" as a Mother right?



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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How is it any different than a circumcision? Or getting some wisdom teeth removed, or getting braces, or making the kids go to karate class?

Parents make decisions every day that will affect a child for life. Do we really want the government second-guessing those decisions and demanding that all kids be raised according to cookie-cutter instructions?



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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You know, in most cases, I do think kids should wait until they are 18 to get one. But this is exactly the type of tattoo that 99.9 people WILL NOT regret getting 10 years down the road.


Exactly... Exactly... Exactly...

peace



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000

Originally posted by Submarines
Not only was I shocked, but I was speechless!

What shocked me even more was your post! I can't believe that you have a problem with the arrest of a mother who allowed a TEN YEAR OLD CHILD to be permanently tattooed.


Please tell me, someone, that I'm not the only one here that has a problem with this!

You're absolutely not the ONLY one to have a serious problem with this. Parents are PARENTS not friends. It's our job as PARENTS to gently and compassionately guide our Children away from things that simply aren't for people of their age...like tattoos!

Geeze... I say gently..because the kids's heart was sure in the right place..but there are many things that society has deemed illegal for small children and with GOOD REASONS most of the time. In this case, Mom needed to show some backbone with parenting and stop trying to be the kid's best buddy in letting him get whatever his 10yr old mind could conjure up as a good idea.


Where do you draw the line in the government intruding into our lives MORE? where is that line of where the government can tell you how to raise your child? do you realize how many things parents allow their child to do that the government may feel is wrong........what if they stepped in and said....NO MORE....you cannot do that?

why do people want MORE government in their lives??? im always shocked to hear this....here at ATS.

at least the kid isnt a fat kid stuffing his face with crap and tipping the scale at such a young age! at least he wanted something to memoralize his dead brother rather than getting a gangster sign.....

bottom line is......LESS governent....we need to stand for that....

you can judge her parenting skills all you want....but please stop begging for more government control of our lives!!
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:15 AM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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I can see both sides.


I think she's pretty stupid to let her kid get a Tattoo, there are age laws for a reason.
What else... take him to a bar and let him get drunk just to toast his brother.... take him to a prostitute and let him lose his virginity because he's a man now?

I mean seriously, we all lose people in our lives.

We all want to do adult things when we're kids but we have to WAIT.

That's why they are age specific laws.



BUT

Having said all that.

His mother is his legal guardian and in the US you can take kids to see violent and twisted movies..... so why not a Tattoo eh? That last bit was sarcasm but still, she is his legal guardian so maybe it should be her choice.... I dunno, I'm kinda torn.

Not sure I'd stop her allowing her kid to get the Tattoo... if she honestly thinks it's ok then fine.


But personally I think it's a pretty poor parenting decision to let a 10 year old kid get Tattooed man.

Yes... we know the awful story about his bro, doesn't mean that anything goes I'm afraid.


I'm a pretty liberal person and have Tattoos and was pretty wild in my youth.... but I dunno man, this seems a little too far to me.
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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Well, it's legal in many cultures and countries. She just needs the right attorney so she can sue for violation of her and her son's freedom rights.
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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What are they going to do next? Arrest parents for piercing their infants ears?

Very good point - but mute right - cause BIG SISTER thinks that's ok...

Regardless - this little boy now can be proud where once his heart bled.

That is enough for me.

peace



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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No, that clarification is for health concerns, not for typical tattoos. It wouldn't have mattered if an MD or Osteo was there supervising the tattoo, that would only have gotten the doctor in trouble as well. Supposedly there are some conditions which would warrant a tattoo, maybe a long term radiation treatment or something. It doesn't apply to this case.


Thank you for correcting me. Live and learn. You are so right...www.tattoodesign.com...



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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Originally posted by greeneyedleo

Originally posted by Submarines
Not only was I shocked, but I was speechless!

What shocked me even more was your post! I can't believe that you have a problem with the arrest of a mother who allowed a TEN YEAR OLD CHILD to be permanently tattooed.


Please tell me, someone, that I'm not the only one here that has a problem with this!


I have no problem with it. It is for a very good purpose. His brother DIED. That is not something he will ever regret.

While im inked up and my 7yr old cant waits until she is old enough for tattoos and I would not let her get one so young....we need LESS government in our lives. LESS. not more!!

every situation is different and I do not see this situation as one that deserves legal action. now if a mother was taking her kid to get ink all over his body for the fun of it....with stupid crap....then I would judge her negatively.

but this was a memorial of a dead sibling!!


Just wait GEL...tattoos on children will be just fine...when the government decides they should all have tattoos to identify them for some government purpose....

If that happens,the parents won't be able to decline. It will be mandatory.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:18 AM
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you know whats really disturbing and quite disgusting is the fact that they have these baby lingerie beauty contests in that state which promote kiddy porn and you don't see them locking the mothers or the promoters up and whisking those babies away to foster homes
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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excellent silo..... if i knew how 2 give u a star i wud..... i have my dead brothers names tattoo,d on my arm .. also i let my 15 year old son have a tattoo last year when he was 14... he asked me if he cud have one and i said yea .. im his dad an it was my decision to let him not the goverments .....when the tattoo artist asked my how old he was i said its nothing to do wi him how old he is hes my lad and i said its cool... he laughed and said "no problem".....



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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I think she's pretty stupid to let her kid get a Tattoo, there are age laws for a reason.
What else... take him to a bar and let him get drunk just to toast his brother.... take him to a prostitute and let him lose his virginity because he's a man now?



Yes, to all the above. None of it is the government's business!

My parent's let me try their beer when I was very, very young, and I didn't like it, and the problem was solved. I sipped margaritas later, and liked them, and learned a little about alcohol from the safety of my own home! I started driving the car up the road to a car wash when I was 12.

Parents are supposed to help us experiement and try some things with their supervision. That is the whole point of having parents.

The nanny laws are ridiculous!

There are some clear cut cases of real abuse, and they need all the attention in the world, but all of the gray area needs to be removed, so the authorites can focus on the real cases.

When I was in high school, most of our girl's basketball team got suspended from school and kicked off the team, because of a picture of them sipping champagne at a wedding! Their parents were all in attendance, they were not driving, they didn't hurt anybody, yet it cost some of them college scholarships!

The government has no business in parenting!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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Actually, the OP does need the appeal to emotion, because the case I linked to gets the opposite emotional response, and people will love to jump on the bandwagon and crucify the parent.

In reality, both cases are the same situation. Should the government or the parent decide? It isn't (or at least shouldn't) be about the tattoo, it is about liberty and the rights to raise one's own kids!


I read the link that you provided, and I understand your position regarding the appeal to emotion, but I feel that we should be able to to stand on the argument of freedom alone. You are correct that both cases are the same situation, that is why I feel that sugar coating the one, but not the other, would not help our argument in the long run. In either case, it was rightfully the parents' decision.

But I do completely agree with you, the core of the issue is about people taking their freedoms back.






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