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    Tattooing children

    Should parents be allowed to tattoo their own children - for any reason?

    If I decided that my infant would be 'less ugly' with a tattoo on his/her body, should I be allowed to have them tattooed before s/he's old enough to *really* experience the pain, or remember, or decide for themselves? What about piercing their genitals?

    What if it's for religious reasons?



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    Re: Tattooing children

    Only if you tattoo their foreskin.

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    Re: Tattooing children

    If its widely regarded as a cultural practice, and isn't regarded as being unhealthy or threatening to a childs life, then I don't see why not.
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    Re: Tattooing children

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Should parents be allowed to tattoo their own children - for any reason?
    No, not unless it's out of medical necessity.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    If I decided that my infant would be 'less ugly' with a tattoo on his/her body, should I be allowed to have them tattooed before s/he's old enough to *really* experience the pain, or remember, or decide for themselves? What about piercing their genitals?
    Nope.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    What if it's for religious reasons?
    To bad.

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    Re: Tattooing children

    Religious reasons? Well that is different from it just being for fun or something.
    I personally would not do it but wouldn't be my child.


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    Re: Tattooing children

    Tattoos stretch as you grow. The little one on my boob testifies to that. Breastfeeding 6 kids wasn't on my mind at all when I was 18 and thinking I was a rebel.

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    Re: Tattooing children

    It might look funky when the kid sprouts up a bit,.
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    Re: Tattooing children

    I am full against it. Forcing a permanent label onto a child is a form of abuse to me.

    We have minimal ability to protect children form the stupidity of their parents but I think this is one of those instances where the child can be protected simply by keeping the minimal age for tattoo's at 18 years of age.
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    Re: Tattooing children

    Hey, Rivrrat, I'd have gone with something regarding removing a child's appendix or tonsils at birth to prevent possible future cases of appendicitis or tonsilitis since it relates to the real point you are trying to make a bit more than tattoos do. People aren't going to see circumcision as comparable to tattooing because of the whole BS "medical reasoning" argument.

    Just sayin'


    P.S. If this didn't stem form the circumcision thread, my bad.

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