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.
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:
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.