Yay, Anarcho-Tyranny!

21 06 2012

WTSP-CBS-10 Tampa:

10-year-old with tattoo ends up in foster care

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (WTLV) — In the Garrisson family, it’s a tradition.

“He got his initials out there on the right leg at the very bottom,” said Jerry Garrisson.

All of the family members have their initials in ink. So when Jerry’s 10-year-old grandson wanted his initials tattooed on his leg…

“I didn’t see why a tattoo was such a big issue to begin with, and I didn’t see where none of this was right,” he explained.

Garrisson says the Department of Children and Families came to his house with another concern, and when they saw his grandson’s tattoo, they told him it was a problem.

(snip)

The law did change in 2012. Previous to the new law, it was legal to tattoo a child with expressed parental consent. Under the new law, a child under the age of 16 cannot be tattooed unless it is for medical or dental reasons.

It is a misdemeanor for the tattoo artist, not for the guardian of the child.

Children 16 to 18 can be tattooed with parental consent and once a person turns 18, it’s their choice.

I can give you the reason why the law in Florida was changed, with two words:

B-L-A-C-K.

And,

G-A-N-G-S.

So who do they go and enforce the law on?  Right, a white boy who wants to follow family tradition and get his own initials tattooed on his own leg.

BTW, Google “Anarcho-Tyranny,” and check out the first result.

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21 06 2012
Bon, From the Land of Babble

In California, parents CAN and DO sign for kids’ tattoos. I see it all the time — kid comes in and announces she got a tattoo for her birthday — often, unfortunately, the boyfriend of the moment’s name.

BUT, because there is such a LARGE criminal population on probation there are a LOT of cheap, rogue tattoo parlors run out of garages — kids tell me the tattoo artists “learn in prison” — THIS is more common than a high school kid going to an actual licensed parlor where the rules are VERY strict and enforced — real tattoo artists don’t want to lose their licenses.

I have 15 and 16-year olds — a lot of them — in class with 6, 7, 8 tattoos, some of them massive, across their chests or backs.

I’m sure the garage tattoo parlors don’t follow the sanitary protocol that licensed parlors do.

I talk about the risks of Hepatitis C all the time, the #1 reason for liver transplants — and tattoos are the #1 method of Hep C transmission. I’ve read where there is going to be an explosion in the number of people who carry Hep C and in need of liver transplants because of the popularity of tattoos.

Bon

22 06 2012
rjp

I could never figure out why blacks got tattoos and told a tattoo guy this though and his response was that tattooing blacks was easy for him because they couldn’t tell if he f’d it up.

I assume they get them because they were a white thing …… were.




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