DS got a tattoo - AIBU to be furious?
balbach · 07/10/2022 19:02
I'm posting to see if I'm being U to be furious.
My son is 16, he goes through phases of wanting things then losing interest (like most teens probably!), for about a year he'd been going on about wanting an eyebrow piercing, in the end I let him and it was only in for about 6/7 months until he lost interest and took it out.
He’d also been asking for a lip piercing recently, I said no and he's now lost interest in that - the same as a nose piercing. Those are just examples of how quickly he changes his mind.
He's always said he wanted a tattoo, recently he's decided what of and had been asking me, I've said no and he needs to wait until he's 18 which he wasn't happy about. He came back home today with DP and he's had the tattoo, he had given him consent and I'm furious.
DP says I'm overreacting and it's just a tattoo and doesn't seem to understand he's in the wrong.
TheyreOnlyNoodlesMichael · 07/10/2022 19:13
What the actual fuck?
TheLightSideOfTheMoon · 07/10/2022 19:15
I don’t believe a tattooist would tattoo a 16 year old. The possible repercussions wouldn’t be worth it.
He must’ve got it done privately at someone’s house or something.
I’m covered in tattoos, but totally against tattoos on children.
What is it?
somebody2lava · 07/10/2022 19:17
I got my first tattoo at 14, second at 15. In two different shops. I don't regret any of them and I've now got about 15. Of course this happens, I've never known any tattoo artist to ask for I'd etc. but I do know 100% that no adult can give consent for their child to be tattooed .
limitededitionbarbie · 07/10/2022 19:17
What? Are you posting on the right thread?
Notjusta · 07/10/2022 19:18
BrutusMcDogface · 07/10/2022 19:10
What the actual….?
My thoughts exactly!
BatsAtDawn · 07/10/2022 19:20
Posters aren't questioning it because it's unthinkable someone might do something illegal. It's more that tattooists either would be dodgy enough not to care and therefore parental consent wouldn't be needed, or they would be aware and consistent with the law in which case parental consent wouldn't be enough.
OP, if this is true and it's the former I'd be concerned about hygiene and safety.
autienotnaughty · 07/10/2022 19:28
My dd got a tattoo at 17 and her dad went with her.
JustLyra · 07/10/2022 19:31
balbach · 07/10/2022 19:18
DP’s friend did it apparently. It is small but will be noticeable when wearing just a tshirt, I think it is something he'll regret as it's a character of some sort so not anything meaningful!
So not only did your DP go against you in giving consent, but he actively organised it?
is he your DS’s Dad?
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