File this under the 'are you freaking kidding me' file. A 29-year old mother from North Carolina is facing charges after she gave parental consent to allow her 12-year old daughter to get a tattoo. Read that sentence again, I'll wait.
12-year old daughter. REAL tattoo. Not a fake tattoo. Not one that scrubs off with some rubbing alcohol. A REAL. FREAKING. TATTOO. On a 12-year old girl.
My head is spinning. The charge: Tattooing a person under the age of 18. Her defense: "My child, my right."
Dear Lord, WTF???
There are things that I let my children get away with, and there are things that just make me look at my kids and go "NO FLIPPING WAY, JOSE". My 16 had expressed interest in a belly-button piercing. She hasn't outright asked, but she's mentioned it. My response? Not gonna happen. Turn 18 and want to do that? Fine by me, but don't come crying to me when it gets infected and it hurts. But under my roof while your under 18? Sorry, Charlie. The answer is no.
What do you think about this? Would you allow your 12 year old child to get a tattoo? Even if he or she said please?
Yeah, me either.
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