yawares wrote:Dear Members,
Mom Arrested After Giving Her 11-year-old a Tattoo!?
[By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor]
Odessa Clay was arrested after she gave her daughter a tattoo.If your pre-teen wanted a tattoo, would you let her get one? A North Carolina mom who moonlights as a tattoo artist figured it would be fine, and now she's in trouble with police for giving her 11-year-old daughter a tattoo.
"She asked me to do it," 30-year-old Odessa Clay, who sports plenty of her own body art, told WCTI-TV. The tattoo is of a small heart near the girl's right shoulder.
Related: Would you let your 10-year-old get a tattoo?
Clay told the TV station that she thought minors could get tattoos as long as their parents approved; given that she's the girl's mother, she didn't think it would be a problem. Clay, who also hangs drywall and sells Mary Kay products, according to her public Facebook page, said that she used her own tattoo instruments and numbed her daughter's arm before permanently drawing on the outline of a heart.
"I didn't fill it in," she said, adding that the girl was not in any pain.
Will you be mad if your kids get tattoos?
yawares..I'll not if the tattoo is tiny/cute.
corrine wrote:I would not allow any eleven year old to make an irrevocable decision that may, in fact, impact her ability to obtain the career of her choice. And might impact her future health.
As a woman who has worked in HR and still has friends in that business, I can tell you for sure that there are fields that do not want young women who have body art. Hanging drywall, I would think, is not one of them. But the financial fields and others that require customer contact and wish their customers to be comfortable with representatives, may hesitate to hire a young woman with visible tattoos. Not that this reason would be given. But when there is a choice between two equally qualified candidates for a position, the job is probably going to the one with no visible issues. That may or may not be right, but it is a fact. And i would want my child to have the very best chance of achieving in the field of her choice. So no tattoos, or visible piercings etc. And I recently read a medical report that said that now that large numbers of individuals are getting tattoos, cancer studies are beginning to indicate a correlation between tattoos and cancer. They also described a long list of chemicals used in tattooing that are carcinogenic or otherwise toxic.
When a young person reaches the age of majority, he/she can make those decisions. But at the preteen level, it is very unwise to allow them to make permanent negative choices. Would you allow them to smoke or drink or use drugs? Probably not, but those are not necessarily any worse than a tattoo, especially if the cancer fears turn out to be real. My late husband had five tattoos that he acquired during overseas military service. A couple of them were true works of art. But they did hurt his career advancement and he had to wear long sleeves even in the summer heat, and he did develop a cancer for which his doctors could not find a cause. He had none of the usual cancer causing bad habits or genetic issues. He did have the body art. Who knows? Maybe there was a connection, maybe not. But does a parent have the right to take this chance with a child? If she wishes to cover herself from head to toe with tattoos, it is her choice. But not to do this to a child.
Good parenting means doing what is best for your child's present and future and doing nothing that might negatively impact his/her health. Skin is the bodies largest organ and is capable of absorbing all sorts of toxic things. Heck these days we even cover our children with sunscreen to prevent future cancers. A child's skin needs protection, not tattooing. I think that this was a very poor choice and perhaps she needs to take a parenting class to assure that she does not make other, irreversible negative decisions for her daughter.
Im a fan of tattoos. I got this one a few months back and look forward to getting more. Both me and my girlfriend have tattoos and if my kids wanted tattoos, provided there of legal age and its nothing extreme, im all for it.
Is your Buddha tattoo big like the picture? How long did it take to get it done? Were you in pain? Well... AngelinaJoli has more tattoos!!
I saw cute Buddha tattoo here:
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/v ... Q5s3jI23x8
Annapurna wrote:Better make sure that you both use colors that allow her to breastfeed, because after many colors, you should not breastfeed for 3 years and not all artists tell you that.
Annapurna wrote:I was talking about your wife and you...