4-Year-Old Gets Inked

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I-A-B, is this going too far, or is it okay?
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Female 3,828
i definitely think the parents were wrong.
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Female 778
that guy and the parent(s) need their asses kicked.
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Female 160
"Any parent who suspects their kid of being tattooed by Jerutis is asked to call the ...police."

So...that 4 year old just got on the bus ALL BY HIMSELF, walked into the tattoo parlor, handed a wad of cash to the tat artist and said "Gimme a Batman tattoo"? And his Momma got SUSPICIOUS when the kid started getting a lot of calls from girls at his daycare, or something?? I mean....is it just me, or might the kid`s parents have had SOMETHING to do with the kid getting a tattoo?

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Male 1,381
Not really newsworthy.
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Male 210
lol batman forever
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Male 3,842
"But I`m sure most (I stress most),if they have or will have a little boy most of them would not think twice about cutting a piece of them off shortly after birth."

You are way way way off. A parent who is not Jewish and not forced to do so by religious tradition argues and studies long and hard (pun intended) about whether or not to circumcise - pediatricians are divided about 50/50 on the issue. It`s not a no-brainer

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Male 438
Kid was a huge hit at parties though.
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Female 2,120
Come on, if you`re going to get illegaly inked, why not get something cool? That kid is going to regret the Batman tattoo.
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Female 186
Thank Megido. There are a lot of people fussing about getting ears pierced, and how that`s just wrong etc etc. But I`m sure most (I stress most),if they have or will have a little boy most of them would not think twice about cutting a piece of them off shortly after birth.
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Female 5,222
agreed with shizzamx
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Male 439
There`s a huge difference with this and a piercing. A piercing can simply be left alone and it`ll grow away, or it won`t be all that noticeable, the freaking tattoo needs to be removed with lazorz. Perhaps we should compare it to some other more common form of body mod done to children without their consent...i`m ofc talking about circumcision. Though this is still better as the children probably wanted the tattoos themselves, even though i don`t think they are old enough to make a very good decision.
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Male 12,138
[quote]nice to see that the fascists running this web site decided to delete my comment.[/quote]

Fascists now are we? Very very little gets deleted round here Manorrd... I didn`t see your comment, but I can assure you it was deleted for a damn good reason.

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Female 17
that is disturbing...
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Female 2,695
i don`t think it`s much different than having your infant`s ears pierced
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Male 610
is it just the angle or is he pointing and doing a thumbs up?
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Female 665
That is the greatest fcking photo I have ever seen!
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Male 1,375
>tirefofnicks

that just pissed me off so bad. Tramp stamps are one of the sluttiest things in the world. seriously there is only one reason someone would be staring down at a womens lower back and if that`s your 6 year old daughter you deserve to f*cking die. People are F*cking idiots I swear

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Male 690
parents should be beaten
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Male 1,256
AMAZING!!! I live right near Joliet!
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Male 91
Wow, imagine him in 20 years with a batman tattoo
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Female 5,139
I don`t think a kid should have any piercicings either...not until they are at the age when they can decide for themselves if they want their ears pierced, then sure, but doing it to a child of 9 months is just wrong o.o
i dont think any baby wants to feel that pain, and it does bloody hurt...its putting a hole through your ear lobe, of course it hurts.
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Female 1,677
"umm, yah dude wtf are you thinking??...raping a 4 year old is definitely worse..."

Okay duh, but I said rapist, not PAEDOPHILE, you creeps. What are you people thinking?? Not the same thing.

Plus I was joking. Take the sticks out of your asses please.

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Female 1,231
Giving a kid a simple ear piercing is fine in my mind, since it`s easy to hide later. It doesn`t cause the child a whole lot of pain (well, if they`re old enough, I think 9 months is the age for most store policies), and it`s something inconspicuous and easy to heal.

However, a highly visible tattoo on a child? That`s wrong. The child isn`t old enough to know the lasting consequences of this - that`s why we all have parents to sort us out when we`re young. It`s because we don`t know what to do with ourselves. When a parent shirks this responsibility and lets their child do something that could be regretted for the rest of their life, it`s wrong.

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Female 934
Nice tats, brah.
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Female 30
Batman Forever!!!!!!!!
But that is pretty wrong
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Male 2
Hopefully these are actually temporary (fake) tattoos. If the Tatooist needs to not only loose his license and be sent to prison, but on forever probation.
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Male 12,138
nicks, those pics are very disturbing to me. A tramp stamp on a kid... Please, someone euthanise the parents.
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Female 428
@junebug2326 and others about piercings
I was by the wal-mart jewelry counter yesterday listening to a lady argue with an employee. She wanted her 2 month old`s ears pierced (the kid wasn`t there) and was told that she would have to wait until the kid was a little older, store policy. So she said her boyfriend wanted to just buy nails and do it themselves. She then expected the lady behind the counter to sell her some earrings `for later.` Which she refused to do, thankfully. Proof again of how %&#[email protected] up people can be.
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Male 4,593
Maybe the kid will be emotionally scarred for life and then, with a bit of luck, she`ll take an axe to her parents in the middle of the night...

See how these things work themselves out? Nothing to worry about.

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Male 188
tiredofnicks... that`s much more disturbing than the 4yr old.

Barnk, thank you for pronouncing it correctly!

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Male 5,094
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Male 1,129
4yr old or not that would be bad ass to have a batman tattoo
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Male 486
Only in Joilet.
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Female 5,139
"what happens when he grows?"

it stretches out and looks like a black fat blob... o.o

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Female 1,287
"i don`t think parents should be allowed to do anything to their kids such as piercing ears. if the kid is too young to say, "actually, i don`t want my ears pierced" then it`s too young for it to be done. it horrifies me when i see babies that aren`t even a year old with pierced ears."

I agree partially. They only do it to glorify their kids. Even if they don`t want to be. Then when their older, they don`t have a choice but to grow up the way their parents wanted them to be. And it sucks.
I`m not saying it`s WRONG, per say. But if the parent really cared about the kid, it wouldn`t be done. There are millions of babies with their ears pierced.

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Female 1,287
I know a 14 year old that has 3 tattoos. His uncle did them.
I doubt that he was really tattooing the kid.
But the 13 and 15 year olds, that`s more beleivable. Nobody would actually tattoo a 4 year old.
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Female 186
I think that ALL mutilation should not be the choice of the parent but the choice of the child. When a parent does this, they are taking away the rights of the child to decide what he or she wants done to his/her body.
Now the time in which the child is able to make a good sound decision whether to have something done is debatable. I have a 4 year old, his idol is Spiderman. I don`t think that 15 years from now he will want a Spiderman tattoo.
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Female 44
i don`t think parents should be allowed to do anything to their kids such as piercing ears. if the kid is too young to say, "actually, i don`t want my ears pierced" then it`s too young for it to be done. it horrifies me when i see babies that aren`t even a year old with pierced ears.
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Male 784
There is a bonus though - as the baby grows up, the tattoo will stretch and increase in size. So a small tattoo as a child becomes a big one, for the prize of a small one.
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Male 1
I wonder how many idiots who have pierced their daughters ears, when the kids were 2 months up to four years old, are complaining about this. Mutilating the earlobes are okay but the arm is right out?
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Male 7,378
what`s with the postage stamp size photo? Can`t really make out the tattoo which would require me to believe something written on the internet?
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Male 749
You can understand. That kid looks about 25 to me.

(joking)

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Female 30
that is so so sad i feel so sorry for the four year old kid who will now have to get the tattoo lazered off and will be stuck with scars for life
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Female 184
I just want to know how the kids are getting tattoos without the parents` knowledge. It just screams "bad parenting" to me
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Female 1,412
woah crazy
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Male 560
Dude cool i live in Joliet, IL. I know right where that place is.
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Male 7
pwnd!
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Female 673
In tribal communities with tribal tattoos there`s usually specific tattoos which mean something specific to the culture.

The problem with kids choosing their own tattoos is - well, think about it. Would you want to grow up with a tattoo of The Wiggles? Or Sesame Street? Or Dora the Explorer?

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Male 9,305
"This just proves that having a license to have children might not be a bad idea after all. "

I fully support this idea.

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Female 103
This just proves that having a licence to have children might not be a bad idea after all.
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Male 155
lionhart with the win and i couldnt have copied and pasted it better myself:) yay for grade 12 law classes
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Female 209
wtf...
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Male 8,302
> Gn0m3
> isn`t it legal if the kid gets his parents permission?? I know several underage kids that have tats cuz they got an adults permission

No, you cannot enter into a contract to perform an illegal act; any such contract is not only non-binding, but also prima facie evidence of being an accessory to the crime. Each of the parents of those underage kids you know (if they are truly underage in their state) can be reported to child protection and charged, whether the child begged them for permission or not.

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Male 3,296
"B-b-beccah
Female, 18-29, Canada
310 Posts Sunday, July 19, 2009 4:36:49 PM
Tonyjet, I like your style."

ty its appreciated

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Female 523
bahahaha that kid is hardcore.
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Male 9,305
*headdesk* And the hole just keeps getting deeper and deeeeeper and deeeeeeeeeeper....and I can`t count how many bodies will pile to the top...
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Male 4,546
Perfection: The opposite of what you just said. Most people with (actual) tribal tattoos live in communities where no-one cares if they have them or not, and why should they?

Example of how they live in a country, prolly quite a bit nicer than yours.

Don`t even get me started on Circumcisions (which apparently net you 60% more blowjobs), and ear piercings. But I digress.

Quite frankly, I think they should legalize this. That way when any future sons or daughters of mine reach an age where they might consider it, I can say "If you ever come home with a tattoo, I`ll be taking you back to get a second one of my choice".

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Male 3,842
"I was tattooed when I was a placenta."
"Uhm.... Humans are never placenta. The placenta is something entirely different and separate from the baby/fetus."

No way, what? He was LYING about the placenta thing? You don`t say! Really?

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Male 427
It can be real Lion, maybe the parents ARE in jail, lmao
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Male 420
I don`t agree with this either, but isn`t it legal if the kid gets his parents permission?? I know several underage kids that have tats cuz they got an adults permission
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Female 427
agrover- dude, the pic is massively distorted, how could you ever tell if it was bloody and swollen? You couldn`t see the blood in the outline of mine unless I put papertowels on top.

Sadly, this is real. A lot of tattoo artists want money. Kids of any age can walk in and get things pierced or tattooed- my friend was 12 and had her clit pierced. Disturbing? True story. Didn`t do it herself.

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Male 1,788
"so what, people in African tribes and the such undergo tattooing and other painful rituals to become a man at as early as 8 years old."

Ya, but they aren`t going to have to interview for a job in 20 years and explain a batman tattoo to their interviewer.

Also, they don`t have electricity or running water.

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Female 74
It looks kind of fake because the kid is sitting there SMILING and the tattoo isn`t raw & bloody like they are when they`re being done.
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Male 1,140
besides that kid will be getting all the chicks in highschool.
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Male 1,140
so what, people in African tribes and the such undergo tattooing and other painful rituals to become a man at as early as 8 years old.
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Female 47
i wish i wouldve gotten a batman tattoo when I was 4 :(

NO FAIIRRRR!!

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Male 914
"This guy is clearly worse than a rapist and should get the death penalty.

amirite?"

"no, its worse to have sex with a 4 year old."


umm, yah dude wtf are you thinking??...raping a 4 year old is definitely worse...

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Female 81
that`s screwed up because of course the little is going to say `YEA I WANT A BATMAN TATTOO!!!` but in just a few years he`s going to hate it
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Male 2,737
It`s just a tattoo. Can we move on?
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Male 2,737
All I know, is if I was that kid, I`d be bitchin` cool in my preschool. I`d get all sorts of creds and props!
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Male 814
"no, its worse to have sex with a 4 year old."

agreed

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Male 845
"This guy is clearly worse than a rapist and should get the death penalty.

amirite?"

no, its worse to have sex with a 4 year old.

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Female 1,677
This guy is clearly worse than a rapist and should get the death penalty.

amirite?

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Female 895
:| it should be the parents that get jailed.
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Female 340

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
99 Posts Sunday, July 19, 2009 6:32:25 PM
I was tattooed when I was a placenta.

Uhm.... Humans are never placenta. The placenta is something entirely different and separate from the baby/fetus.

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Female 36
ok that is so fake i mean they wornt let you gewt a tatto untill ur about 13 years old. I mean really. A four year old gettin a tatto. Thats is just wrong. :(
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Male 228
"Have you ever met a 4 year old?" Yes
"Have you ever met a 4 year old that was willing to sit still for long periods of time?" Yes
"What about one who likes shots?" If he were convinced that the shot would make him as cool as batman, yes.
"No?" I just said yes, weren`t you listening?
"How about one that will sit still for an hour while a needle is put into his skin?" See answer 3.
".. ya.. this is fake." You`re depressingly young.
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Male 3,842
Just to prove this crap really happens and the father does, in fact, get arrested and goes to jail for it

it gets even worse (warning, child abuse)

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Male 103
I was tattooed when I was a placenta.
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Male 3,842
"It can`t be real, because the parents would be in jail for child abuse and assault of a minor if it were."

It IS real, and the father IS in jail on charges of child abuse. What in the article made you think that this horrible man got away with this crime? The damn HEADLINE states that the tattoo artist was arrested!!! OF COURSE IT IS ILLEGAL!

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Male 260
That guy tattoo`d my air :(
Everything smells of pink now.
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Female 40
its not fake, its an old story.
thats just not the best coverage of it.
I would swear that the child has a terminal illness and wanted a batman tattoo before he died. I saw it ages ago. If he is dying, do you still think its so wrong?!
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Male 8,302
It can`t be real, because the parents would be in jail for child abuse and assault of a minor if it were.

[quote](US Law - California)Tattooing of small children i.e. intentionally subjecting children to unnecessary, painful non-medical procedures and increased risk of infection or death, may be prosecuted under cruelty to children statutes as endangering a child`s welfare, by children’s services, or under felony assault statutes, by the police/prosecutorial office.[/quote]

All countries have applicable Age of Consent laws where a child is given the legal right to make such a decision; that age varies between 14 and 21 in the US depending on state. Children can also receive tattoos with parental consent as young as 10, again depending on which state you`re in. Any child under the age of consent receiving a tattoo is being assaulted.

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Female 365
Have you ever met a 4 year old.
Have you ever met a 4 year old that was willing to sit still for long periods of time?
What about one who likes shots?
No?
How about one that will sit still for an hour while a needle is put into his skin.. ya.. this is fake.
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Female 355
"GothicQueen, as you said tastes change, no one should get ink`d or pierced by your logic"

Over the past few years, very few things that I liked have changed. They were nothing that I would have gotten a tattoo about, nor would I ever get one, but not everything changes for everyone.

And there is a difference from a four year old and, say, a twenty-five year old.

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Female 1,412
This is horrible :(
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Male 103
That tattoo looks fake. I went to his website and say the picture...I blew it up and looked at the tattoo and I am wondering why there is no redness around the area of the tattoo. I have several tattoos and everyone I had was red and raised all over the tattoo after it was done. I am going to say that this tattoo is a fake and the guy posted it to his website as a joke. On top of it I do not know any 4 year old who would be able to withstand the pain of a tattoo...sorry have to call BS on this one being real
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Male 15,510
It all started with his mom tattooing her pregnant belly
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Male 1,918
batman hahaha
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Male 1,375
that kid is goin to be such a badass with the ladies in his elementary school
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Female 428
This is so wrong...WTF were his parent`s thinking? Aren`t they going to be in trouble for this, too?
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Male 3,058
I`m on the same page as CrakrJak here. With the added question: Whoever this kids parents are, if their judgement is so questionable in this case, what are they going to allow him to do as he gets older?

Not to mention, as the kid gets older, that ink is going to look like crap as it stretches.

The artist that did it is an ass for doing it.

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Male 2,855
To bad he`s 4 and very impressionable and his mind hasn`t fully developed to think about what he`s doing.

many 18 year old havent fully developed minds either

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Female 11
No, its absolutely not okay. I have tattoos, but I`m 20 years old. Its not okay.
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Female 767
I love tattoos and little kids with styles, but this is... wrong.
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Female 118
That`s unfortunate, because it`s there forever and will stretch. It`ll look horrible when he`s a teenager. I can actually say it`s Batman Forever.
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Female 206
Thats awful 0_O
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Male 5,189
To bad he`s 4 and very impressionable and his mind hasn`t fully developed to think about what he`s doing. Like you said fghj when he gets older it can stretch. He isn`t old enough to think of things like that.
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Male 1,375
gang members give gang tattoos to their kids all the time between 4 and 6 so they can join in early its sad but true
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Male 2,388
"parents were wrong for just letting him do it...he can do it once he`s old enough to not do something stupid" when`s that then? Yeah but he should atleast be old enough to go this might be a mistake but drat it
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Female 4,447
Weird things happen in Joliet, true, but something about this story screams "fake" to me.
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Male 1,629
GothicQueen, as you said tastes change, no one should get ink`d or pierced by your logic
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Female 1,269
parents were wrong for just letting him do it...he can do it once he`s old enough to not do something stupid
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Female 668
Tonyjet, I like your style.
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Female 4,376
If the parents knew that the child was being tattooed and gave permission that is stupid. I mean I don`t think a 4 year old just walked into a tattoo parlor and said "ink me".

Of course even with parental permission i think it would be very unethical to tattoo someone of that age. how can a 4 year old possibly know what they want or like? Tastes change.

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Male 3,296
its wrong, but not because hes a kid, or anything else.

just because its the law

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Male 391
if the kid wants a batman symbol on his arm than more power to him, this isnt wrong at all, his body, his choice, its gonna suck as he gets older though cuz its gonna stretch
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Male 1,629
it was wrong for the parents to agree to it but it isn`t the fault of the artist. at worst is should be an assault charge. i would say child endangerment but bleeding heart non-nice individuals made ignoring a child in a dangerous situation where the damn thing doesnt even get hurt worse then going and beating a guy into the very brink of death
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Female 931
Aw wtf D=
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Male 17,512
Definitely Wrong! Permanently marking a toddler for life is worse than giving them a screwed up name, At least a person can legally change their name.
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Female 168
Hell yeah it`s wrong. Grown adults can`t even decide on what to do with their bodies, cosmetically or otherwise. 4-year-olds sure as hell don`t. Plus I hate to see how it`ll warp as his skin stretches and grows, if he even still wants/likes it at that point. I`m less concerned about the tattoo artist and more concerned about where the hell the parents are and why CPS haven`t been called yet.
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Female 40
Im pretty sure i`ve seen this in the past... The boy was terminally ill and wanted a tattoo.
I may well be wrong so dont flame on me, but yeh, just putting that out there...
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Male 90
This is wrong on multiple levels. For one, The kid is too young to make a decision as to whether he would want a tattoo. Secondly, his skin is too young for the ink.
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Male 4,867
thats the coolest 4yo in the world lol
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Male 3,369
It`s not the procedure that bothers me. It`s the fact that when the kid turns older, he might not want that tatoo. He`s only four. Yeah, it`s cool now, but...when he`s 16 and tryng to get a date?
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Male 7,933
what happens when he grows?
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Male 815
LOL i wouldn`t mind getting a tattoo, if i was the kid
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Male 3,619
thats alright
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Female 159
"Hey Billy, you think your Batman action figure is so cool, CHECK THIS OUT!"
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Male 244
The story is weird enough, but I have one question. Did the people involved (the artist and presumably someone in charge of the kid) not think people would notice?
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Male 801
Behold! The most bad*ss 4 year old to walk the earth!
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Female 1
Link: 4-Year-Old Gets Inked [Rate Link] - I-A-B, is this going too far, or is it okay?
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