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Thursday, October 02, 2008


Ok, I know that it's not on his face, but you have to question the wisdom of a mother allowing a three year old child to get a henna tattoo on his arm.
Yeah, I know it's supposed to fade after two weeks or so, but I still think it's a bit stupid.
Don't get me wrong, I love body art. I have a couple of tattoos myself and am looking at getting another, but this kid now runs the risk of looking like a Muppet for the rest of his days just because his mum thought it'd be cool.

Parents, your child is not a fashion accessory. Stop treating it as such.



Jaggy said...

I've heard about this sort of thing before with Henna tattoos. One I saw was an asian lady, who, like they do, got them all over her hands. Sure as shit, they burnt her horribly and she had disfigured hands.
The other one I remember was a wee lassie who got one on holiday and it became horribly infected, again, scarred for life.

All in the name of "art".

Ram it.

EmmaK said...

Many parents are not dealing with a full deck. A prime example is Sharon Stone who lost primary custody of her son for several reasons including that she decided to get his stinky feet botoxed to stop them smelling!!

Ron, Apparently said...

Actually, Emma, Botox is a recognised and very successful treatment option for hyperhidrosis, or excessive swaeting. It was during this application that its now more familiar use as a cosmetic agent was found. From WebMD "Botulinum toxin type A (Botox): Injections of this anti-wrinkle drug turn off sweat glands in the hands, feet, or armpits for months at a time. Botox is more than 90% effective as a hyperhidrosis medication. The injections can be painful, though, sometimes requiring anesthesia. (NOTE: Botox is only FDA approved to treat severe underarm sweating that cannot be managed by topical agents such as prescription antiperspirants.) "
So there.

Steve said...

I think the parents should be made to return to the stall and get the same guy to tattoo onto their foreheads "I am an idiot who acts irresponsibly towards my children".

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