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Let’s Set This Straight Once and For All

March 29th, 2011 by

It might be too little too late, but at the very least the discussion of the need to ban the sale of DIY tattoo kits has started to hit the mainstream news.  That is, according to this article.  No doubt there’s still a long way to go, but I’m glad to know that the topic has even been brought up.  Still, there does seem to be a lot of finger pointing going on that doesn’t necessarily involves fingers being pointed in the right directions.

For example:

‘In one recent case, a 16-year-old, Levi Brady, from Cardiff, had the phrase ‘100% Welsh Lamb’ tattooed on her lower back.

Her horrified mother, Renee, said: ‘The tattooist has branded a child as a piece of meat for the rest of her life.

‘It is the most disgusting thing to have on a young girl and the location of the tattoo is grossly inappropriate.’’

Illegal: In one recent case, a 16-year-old, Levi Brady, from Cardiff, had the phrase '100% Welsh Lamb' tattooed on her lower back

I agree, that is inappropriate.  However, maybe the the teen’s mother should actually take on the responsibility of a parent and find out where here child is and what she’s doing.  People who expect the rest of society to baby-sit their child get what they deserve, as far as I’m concerned.

None the less, it is time to address this issue head on.  I’m not going to go into detail as to all the methods by which better and safer regulations can be created regarding this type of problem.  I think I’ve done that at least a few times in the past on this blog.  But what I can say is that any governing body should be able to come up with a decent solution so that any craze involving illegal, unsafe and unprofessional tattoos is eradicated.

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