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Would you allow your teenager to get a tattoo?

  1. kmackey32 profile image69
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    Would you allow your teenager to get a tattoo?

    At what age is appropriate?

  2. Hilly Chism profile image75
    Hilly Chismposted 8 years ago

    Never, as long as I had any control over it, they're ugly and in a few years when they go out of fashion lot's of kids are going to have regrets and the laser removal clinics are going to make a killing. that said I don't have any kids so it's easy for me to say.

  3. surfgatinho profile image80
    surfgatinhoposted 8 years ago

    No way! Much as I like some tattoos and despite having one myself a big NO!

    I don't regret having my own tattoo and I was 21 at the time. However, even after a few years I didn't like the design. Partly because it became really common.

    Given the appalling taste and naivety of most teenagers they're going to regret it big time within a few years

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    In Canada, you have to be over 18 to get a tattoo. But, you can get one younger if you have parental consent.

    If I had teenagers, I would not agree to letting them have a tattoo. There is plenty of time for that when they are of legal age.

  5. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 8 years ago

    I'd let him get the washable variety with black henna dye, not the permanent ones.

  6. Robert K. Mccann profile image47
    Robert K. Mccannposted 8 years ago

    As cashmere says I won't let them unless it is removable. They can wait until they are over 18 to decide for themselves.

    And if the teenager in question is uncontrollable at least advice him or her to have a little one in a hidden place!

    But the best thing is to wait until they are older! They will thank you once they realize it was a temporary whim!

  7. ms jessica marie profile image73
    ms jessica marieposted 8 years ago

    i would wait until sixteen since here in ohio that is the limit with parental consent, eighteen without.  but there would be stict regulations on what tattoo is done and where.  it would have to be hidden for school, upper arm or back or something.  and i wouldnt allow anything obsene.  but other than that yeah.  my boyfriend is a tattoo artist and we have talked about when our son got older when we would allow him to have one.  and we agreed that if he thought about it long enough and really wanted one we'd allow it at sixteen.  besides parents, there are a lot of new ways to remove them if you want them gone, tattoos are not so permanent anymore.

  8. JulieMcDaniel profile image57
    JulieMcDanielposted 7 years ago

    yes i feel like they have a right to their own body and i have them so why should i say they could not.

  9. Ibizabird profile image57
    Ibizabirdposted 7 years ago

    If they are old enough then you can't stop them.  It is much better to show an interest and sway them away from the grotesque and help them choose something meaningful that they hopefully won't regret!