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Originally posted by celimonster
This is absolutely ridiculous. I, have tattoos, one of them is a cartoon character, that I do not regret getting. ( it's been about 6 years ago, yes I was 15) without my parents consent. While it was foolish, it was my decision and no one had as a right to tell me what to do with my body. If this child wanted to remember his brother with a smallish tattoo, and HIS MOTHER, you know, the one who gave birth to him, raised him, feed him, loved him, allowed this, then so be it. The government steps in because THEY CAN. While rapist are loose, serial killers roam and child molesters are creeping, they have nothing better to do than jail a mother who violated the law. Are parenting classes too much to ask? People have no right to tell a child how to cope with a loss of a sibling.
What next? Am I going to get locked up for piercing my daughters ears when she was a year old? If I decide to circumsize my future son, am I going to get stoned to death? Seriously this society is going downhill fast. I could see if the child got a gang tattoo or something stupid that had no meaning whatsoever, but hey this mother just got one of her children taken away, let's just take the other one from her and problem solved.
And ps this is AMERICA not another country, in reference to a poster who keeps bring up "well in other countries, blah blah" no man. That doesn't work here. We have liberties to choose what we believe is right for our children as parents, not depending on some fictional god who will tell us to kill the mother for an absurd reason. [/quo
Originally posted by JohnnyTHSeed
With a parent's consent you can...
..poke holes in a kid, most commonly this is done to the ears. But I doubt there are any restrictions on body piercings for kids.
..inject a child with a neurotoxic protein (Botox).
..attach painful metal braces to their teeth, essentially the same technology as foot binding - but for your mouth.
..cut off part of a child's penis.
But letting them get a tattoo is going TOO FAR
Originally posted by gabby2011
reply to post by Destinyone
She is the Mother...He is the Son. Their choice...NOT the governments.
well..yes and no.. we have laws for a reason..
If you believe the above than that mother could teach her child how to drive, and say it is perfectly ok for her child to do so..because she said it was ok. It's her child..afterall.
Thank god the state does put down a few guidelines..because who knows what would happen if there weren't some laws in place.
He could always get a leather bracelet with his brothers name engraved in it and tie it around his wrist and NEVER take it off.
!0 years old is too young to being having a tattoo.. and that was not some small tattoo.