Tattooing = criminal element
And these mentally ill so-called "parents" want to brand their offspring for life ???
Its bad enough that some teach their children hatred and intolerance for 18 years which is even worse than branding..
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Its not really a big deal. Sure having a lasting impression from your parents stupidity isn't great, but not worth getting the government involved. Parents can do much worse things to screw up their kids than give them a tattoo, but its not reasonable or possible to draw the states interest.
I would never recommend tattooing a child, as tattoos are typically a permanent mode of self-expression, but the final decision is and should be the parents' to make.
As for genital mutiliation--circumcision is, strictly speaking, exactly that, and thus is a common practice.
Children's bodies aren't billboards or canvasses for their parents' misguided artistic endeavors.
It's bad enough their minds get rotted with socialism and other religions when they're young, there's no valid reason to allow them to be physically disfigured as well.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 03-31-09 at 04:51 PM.
There is no right or wrong answer to this. It's strictly a cultural issue. Nothing more. Nothing less.
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