Do you have a tattoo? If you do, when did you start and what was your first one? Would you get your kids a tattoo? At what age would you allow them to get one and would you want to have a say in what they got? I ask these questions because President Obama, on NBC’s TODAY show said he and his wife Michelle have told their daughters ‘If you ever decide that you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo, in the same place, and we’ll go on You Tube and show it off as a family tattoo, our thinking is that might dissuade them”.

 

 

I believe in freedom of expression and I can’t encourage that in my kids if I refuse to let them express themselves in ink. However, I must also explain to them the ramifications of the choices they make now affecting them later. You can change your beliefs, tattoos are a lot more difficult to get rid of.  How do you feel about your children getting a tattoo? Leave your comments below.