You’re not the best parent on the planet. No one is. Everyone makes parenting mistakes. But you’re better than this mom, right?
A woman in Upstate New York is facing charges after she let her ten-year-old son get a tattoo on his forearm. And it’s not even a cool tattoo . . . just his first name in big block letters, seven inches long. (So basically his whole forearm.)
New York doesn’t allow tattoos for minors, even with a parent’s consent. So you can’t get one at 17, let alone ten. According to the story, he got it in a hotel room, not a legit tattoo parlor.
The kid’s school found out after he asked the nurse to rub some Vaseline on it while it was still healing. (See, this is why ten-year-olds shouldn’t get tattoos. Vaseline can make your tat fade, kid. Moisturizer is better.)
The mom is 33 years old and got arrested last Tuesday. She’s facing charges for endangering the welfare of a child. The kid and an older sibling were both placed with protective services. It’s not clear if she got them back yet or not.
Police say the tattoo artist who inked the kid up could face charges too, but they haven’t been able to find him yet.
Not that we think this is ok in any way… but this ten year old has to be the toughest ten year old on the planet. At ten he was able to handle the tattoo needle?! Damn! This kid has a bright future in mixed martial arts! Or just being a playground bully.