Mom Holds Toddler Down While He Gets a Tattoo (VIDEO)

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toddler tattooThis video is so disturbing I couldn't even watch it all the way through: A mother holds down her toddler while he gets a tattoo. He screams and wails. He's surrounded by adults who all seem to think this is a perfectly good idea. It's unbelievable.

I guess at some point the mom tries to get her toddler to look at the tattoo (because look at the pretty design those nice men just drilled into your arm???). Like that's going to make him feel any better! This poor kid. Not only does he suffer through the trauma of a tattoo being forced on him, now he has this stupid design on his arm that he never asked for. And it'll be there forever, unless he endures another painful experience to have it removed. 

I think if you polled 1,000 parents and asked, "Do you think it's a really fucking terrible idea to give a toddler a tattoo?" 1,000 of them would give you a resounding HELL YES. I think we've finally found the one thing all parents agree about. Right? Well -- except for the people in this video, apparently.

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It's hard enough to take your little ones in for their vaccination shots, if you do that. I hurt along with my son with every single poke of the needle. It's the worst! No parent enjoys that. So what kind of mindset sends parents to the tattoo parlor with a toddler? What are these people thinking? And if they're okay with this one little guy, is this a regular thing in their community?

We've talked about piercing a baby girl's ears, and that was pretty controversial. Like this blogger, I had my ears pierced when I was a baby, and I don't think it's that bad a practice. But that's just a quick prick in each earlobe. I still have pierced ears now. Why am I okay with piercing a baby's ears but not with giving a toddler a tattoo? I guess because a tattoo takes longer -- MUCH longer. And because the results are permanent.


Do you think there's any possible good reason to give a toddler a tattoo?


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Ang9403 Ang9403

I have no words! These parents need to be in jail!

bills... billsfan1104

Is this true? Where is this being done?

jalaz77 jalaz77

Oh my god. I refuse to watch this video. I am a nurse and doing IV's and a foley catheter is torture for me. God what is wrong with people? First that parent needs a punch to the face and the person doing the do you even say ok I will do it. Freaking losers.

Mommi... MommiE8983

Did you forget to mention this happened in Cuba? Not that I think it's right but they have different laws than us.

cmjaz cmjaz

I'm sure they had to go to a lot of tatoo artists before they found one that would do it. What an awful thing for a parent to do. And the tatoo artist too.

handy... handy0318

From what I understand...and admittedly there are conflicting reports...this took place in Cuba and it's part of the culture, something to do with believing it is somehow helpful to the baby (I know, sounds crazy). 

If it was a biker mama just wanting her tot to be cool, I'd say throw her in jail.  But this seems right up there with female circumcision and other acts of ignorance that is still being perpetrated on the helpless.

missusmc missusmc

This is disgusting, and its disgusting that you would even provide a link.  You should not be providing the link for us to watch a child being abused.  This site is better than that.  And btw, I'm pretty sure that even though this was done in Cuba, it was still illegally done.

LuvMy... LuvMyDandD

I agree about the video, I refuse to watch a poor innocent baby being abused. Earlier they wouldn't imbed the video of the girl eating the tampon, but this video gets imbedded? SMH


blunt... bluntcakes

i saw this on tumblr over a week ago, i watched it for about 30 seconds and just couldnt do it.

Flori... Floridamom96

Even if you're right, handy, and this is somehow cultural, that in no way means it's excusable or not criminal.

And, seriously, Adriana? Are you incapable of expressing yourself without using vulgarity? It seems to me that someone who is paid to write could come up with millions of ways to express outrage with out resorting to vile, offensive language. Does The Stir have any standards at all?

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