I remember when I was a kid and the only people that had tattoos were either ex cons or vetrans. Those old faded out ugly tattoos. Most of them you couldn't even tell what they were.
One thing was for certain. Those people? They were considered tough. If they weren't tough now they were probably a bad ass at some time in their lives right?
Well except maybe my cousin Mike who had a Tazmanian Devil on his arm. He didn't really fit in either one of those catagories.
Now everyone is running out and getting a tattoo. Here, there and everywhere. I still don't have one. I don't really want one. All I really think about when I think about getting one is how much money it's going to cost and how stupid it's going to look when I'm old.
My friend is taking her daughter to get a tattoo on her 18th birthday. Which is next week. I'm all for bonding but I'm not really thinking this is my cup of tea. Spend a day in the city, get a massage at a nice spa, buy a nice outfit maybe. Permanently marking up your body that I've spent the last 18 years keeping alive? Not so much.
This friend of mine's daughter is a friend of my daughter also so now she thinks that I should take her to get a tattoo on HER birthday.
And she doesn't want anything small, she wants to put this HUGE jellyfish across her back.
I know that once she is 18 AND NO LONGER LIVING IN MY HOUSE she can do what she wants. That's fine. But I'm not taking her to do it or funding it!
Now honest opinions, would you pay for and/or take your child to get something like this across their back?
What do you think about getting a tattoo for an 18th birthday present?
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