Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Would you let your child have a tattoo?

Here in Malaysia some twenty years ago, tattoos are not common, in fact rare, and certainly not on a woman. Tattoos were associated with triads in the eyes of the Chinese community. But these days, you see tattoos everywhere. Men have them, women have them too. Teens, not yet, I think.

What would you do should your teen ask for a tattoo? Would you allow it? If you are not keen on it for your teen, here's a cue from US President, Barack Obama.

News.com.au reported that:

US President Barack Obama has a strategy to discourage his daughters from rebelling, perhaps by getting a tattoo himself.

Mr Obama says he and his wife, Michelle, have told 14-year-old Malia and 11-year-old Sasha that if they ever decide to get a tattoo then "mommy and me'' will get the same tattoo in the same place on their bodies and show it off on YouTube as a "family tattoo.''

Mr Obama commented in an interview taped last week and broadcast yesterday on the US Today show.


  1. If they are over 18, I would say let them decide...

    1. i agree with that.. if you are over 18 then it's up to you to decide.. i'm rather open about this.. :)

  2. I personally think that small tattoo is ok, but not those which cover the whole arm or back. And, never tattoo your lover's or spouse's name.

  3. yeah, tattoo is very common now and you are not perceived as a gangster or a bad person if you have tattoo on your body, perhaps some may see you as fashionable and sexy.. haha!!

  4. Tattoo ah...common nowadays but will only let them have it when they are older la...

    maybe if want will advice him get those temporary tattoo ...not sticker but those that will be gone in a few mths. That way will know whether they will regret later or not