Well, I guess he is getting his 15 Mb of fame now. He is just taking the "hey everybody look at me" mentality to an extreme. Hope he knows that the circus isn't hiring anymore. Otherwise, I don't see many job interviews going well for him in the future.
"Not everything you read on the Internet is true", Abraham Lincoln
Forget the kid, what's wrong with his parents? Seriously...
Between this one and the poor little boy made to be a girl...as much as I hate over regulation, these parents just don't seem "right" to me.
Not by a long shot.
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past." Patrick Henry 1775
I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.
"There's a sucker born every minute." Phineas Taylor Barnum
My late wife had tattoos (ironically, it turned out she was allergic to the red ink in the one she got for me so she had to get it cut out). Our son has tattoos, as do most of their friends. I've had the thought cross my mind on occasion, but never long enough to actually do it. But to each his own.
I can't wait until people with tattoos start demanding legislative protection from discrimination.
We're going a bit far afield here, but there are two tracks for observing Christianity:
The first is the "gentile" way, which is 99.99% of everyone that is Christian, that holds the teachings of Jewish Law, without the letter. So wearing clothes of mixed fabrics is in, but adultery is still out of bounds.
The second is to acknowledge and accept Christ as the Son of God, but still uphold and observe Jewish Law. This is a rough row to hoe, as the Bible says that if one binds themselves to it, they're also held accountable for violating it.
The only penalty a Christian will receive for getting a tattoo is refusal by Jewish authorities to be buried in their graveyard.
The opinions of this poster are largely based on facts and portray a possible version of the actual events.
I disagree, Dart. I view the act of cutting and painting one's flesh as worshiping an idol. After all, the markings and cuttings are permanent and lasting. Now, I could see how a fellow Christian might turn this around and ink a cross on them or biblical phrases. Once that happens, we enter a slippery area. Are they worshiping the Lord at that point, or are they worshiping their flesh as a canvas and as a way to make a statement.
I don't think any of this will change whether folks decided to ink or not ink. I prefer unaltered canvas, same as I love cheese and dislike salad. Purely a personal opinion and choice. Nobody else has to agree with mine or yours--that's what is great about this world.
It seems like that infamous “tramp stamp” has died off in popularity. I don’t see nearly as many women with one now compared to what I saw about 10 years ago.
I'm seeing a lot more sleeves, though.
Tats, like weight, can be a sensitive subject. So many people have them now, and so prominently visible.
As far as tattoos on women, I've figured out a politically correct way of expressing my preferences without hurting anyone's feelings (like it matters...last time I was on the market I was still riding the school bus).
I just say I'm attracted to 1980's fitness chicks, which implies a particular size, race, hair (full with natural color, including carpet which matches drapes), pierced ears (but nothing else), and no tattoos. It can also imply a cheery attitude (no feminazi) and overall a conservative personality and look. Leg warmers and high-cut leotards a plus, as is love of 80's Electronic/Pop (for aerobics classes) and Rock power ballads.
Younger folks (usually the ones with the most tats) don't know what an 80's fitness chick is, the others just roll their eyes to my not being progressive and moving on with the times. Bring on the 20 Minute Workout, baby!
A couple years ago one of my nieces was talking about how she was going to get a tattoo when she turned 18. Her mother wasn’t happy and made it known in a very Italian way. So as not to make it 3 adults ganging up on her, I asked why she wanted one. “To express my individuality” or something along those lines. I asked if she realized she was expressing her individuality by doing what “everyone” else was doing, the look on her face told me she hadn't. I then mentioned that tattoos as art is a relatively new concept, previously tattoos marked you as property or a member of an exclusive group. I’ve never understood the attraction, even at the height of my way excessive drinking while in the army I never even came close to getting a tattoo. I can’t think of a single thing I want on my skin for the rest of my life.
"Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils."