Nanny state alert.

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 @ 7:45 pm | Culture

Seems you, as a parent, can’t decide whether or not your child can have a tattoo. But this isn’t about persecuting Christians so it doesn’t matter.

-jb

3 Responses to “Nanny state alert.”

  1. Thomas Tallis Says:

    Yeah, I dunno…seems like making a lifelong decision for a child they might not want as an adult, and I’m not down w/that. If my parents had tatted me as a kid I would be pissed today, and tattoo removal is a poor substitute for a clean slate.

  2. jeromy Says:

    Okay, I agree with pretty much all those sentiments, and that’s how you should roll in your family. Why should those parents be thrown in jail, however? Presuming there’s no coercion, it’s their family, their culture, and their business. I have a pretty high bar for what should earn one time in the slammer, and that doesn’t cut it. Bring it to light in a custody hearing (sounds like one of the kids had a different biological mother) if you like, but criminal?

    Personally, I find most tattoos to be extremely foolish at any age. Barring the name of a child, I can’t imagine anything I’d like etched into my flesh for the remainder of my days. Some can look very good, but old folks with tattoos look ridiculous to me.

    Oh, and I just remembered the tattoos were of crosses, so maybe the War on Christmas crowd will get curious. If only it weren’t accepted fact that tattoos are freaky.

  3. mike g Says:

    I was super pissed that my parents got me inoculated against measles.