Tattoos and Piercings

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Tattoos and Piercings
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 3:56pm

My oldest is 14, and as scared he is of just regular needles don't think this is something I'll be dealing with for awhile.  I was curious if any of your kids have asked for or gotten a tattoo or body piercing.    I've thought of getting a tattoo before, but haven't found any design that I want to permantly put on my body, although my dh got a tattoo a few years ago.  I joke that his was from a mid-life crisis :smileywink: 

What was your reaction and did they need your permission to get it done in your state?  Even with their parent's permission, what age do you think is appropriate for either?   

 

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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 7:59pm
I'd be okay with the purple streak and the second earring holes. But not a tattoo.

The Girl has expressed a desire for colored hair or colored streak a time or two, but her band director would go ballistic, so she's not pursued it.

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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 7:58pm
Both my kids have known forever that a tattoo or non-ear piercing will not be allowed until they're old enough to do it legally without my permission, and without my money, lol.

Neither has expressed any desire to have either.

Tattoos and body piercings were illegal (to perform) here until just a few years ago. You had to cross the state line to do it. They do require parental permission if your'e under 18.

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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 5:25pm
I hate them. My daughter has multiple ear piercings. I have told her, and the other children, that they are free to do what they want, after they are 18 and paying their own way. I don't judge people for piercings or tatoos, but I do not like them, at all. I do not think that they are attractive. If someone were to ak my opinion, I would discourage anyone from getting either.
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 5:16pm

 BTDT.

 All of my DDs had a tattoo (DD3 has 2).  DD1 has a belly piercing.  DD3 has a nose one. 

  They were all over 18 when they got them done so no parental permission needed.  I would not have given them permission when they were under 18. 

 Did not really have a reaction, they were adults so their choice. 

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