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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Okay, but why not? What is so inherently wrong about allowing it?
    It's not your body, so it's not your choice.

    Hands-off unless you have a medical reason.

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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's not your body, so it's not your choice.

    Hands-off unless you have a medical reason.
    An actual medical reason? Or just a hypothetical one that could maybe possibly happen at some undetermined point in the future?

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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by Edify_Always_In_All_Ways View Post
    Tattoos can be removed. Circumcisions are... harder to reverse. I'm still against it, though.
    Tattoos is a purely decorative procedure that can painfully be removed over a period of time. There is no medical or health reason for it.

    Circumcisions are medical and health procedure. Similar to tonsils, wisdom teeth, and appendix. Completely different.
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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    An actual medical reason? Or just a hypothetical one that could maybe possibly happen at some undetermined point in the future?
    The child wakes up one day as an adult and forgets who he is and where he came from and has to undergo emergency medical treatment with a drug that he happens to be allergic to. Seconds before he is given the drug he see's a tattoo of some kind on his arm that reminds him of his entire life and he suddenly remember he is allergic. His life is potentially saved because his parents had the foresight to have him get a tattoo when he was born.

    Is that the medical reason?
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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Tattoos is a purely decorative procedure that can painfully be removed over a period of time. There is no medical or health reason for it.
    That's true. There IS no medical reason for it. But it makes them LOOK better, isn't that enough?

    Circumcisions are medical and health procedure. Similar to tonsils, wisdom teeth, and appendix. Completely different.
    No, they are not like tonsils, wisdom teeth or appendices. Docs don't remove tonsils or wisdom teeth or appendices unless there is an actual reason to, as opposed to a hypothetical one.

    Additionally, one cannot just wash themselves better and avoid impacted wisdom teeth, or infected tonsils, or appendicitis. So really, they are not comparable.

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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    The child wakes up one day as an adult and forgets who he is and where he came from and has to undergo emergency medical treatment with a drug that he happens to be allergic to. Seconds before he is given the drug he see's a tattoo of some kind on his arm that reminds him of his entire life and he suddenly remember he is allergic. His life is potentially saved because his parents had the foresight to have him get a tattoo when he was born.

    Is that the medical reason?
    See? There's a good hypothetical one.

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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Tattoos is a purely decorative procedure that can painfully be removed over a period of time. There is no medical or health reason for it.

    Circumcisions are medical and health procedure. Similar to tonsils, wisdom teeth, and appendix. Completely different.
    I'm aware of that. I support circumsision but not tattooing for kids. Unless you're improving your child's health, you shouldn't be messing around with their body (with semi-permanent stuff).
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    Heh. Do you realize how many children I'd murder to be immortal and have an army of willing slaves?

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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    It's not "savage" because the European colonists who settled the North American continent did the same thing.
    Actually, it is savage.

    Now you're trying to either say that the European colonists weren't savage or that the activity wasn't savage because white folks did it.

    Scalping is a savage act, got it?

    Guess what? The indians were doing it before the white man showed up.

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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    The child wakes up one day as an adult and forgets who he is and where he came from and has to undergo emergency medical treatment with a drug that he happens to be allergic to. Seconds before he is given the drug he see's a tattoo of some kind on his arm that reminds him of his entire life and he suddenly remember he is allergic. His life is potentially saved because his parents had the foresight to have him get a tattoo when he was born.

    Is that the medical reason?

    That works.

    Here's another one:

    Tattoo HIV infected persons with the bio-hazard symbol the left buttock and on the right tattoo "Danger Do Not Enter HIV Found in Tunnel"

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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    An actual medical reason?
    In general, when I refer to something, anything, I'm referring to an actual thing unless I specify otherwise.

    Preventing a problem which might occur at some point in the distant future may or may not be an “actual” reason. Such situations are fact dependant.

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