Monday, January 28, 2013

Mom Holds down her crying Toddler to get a Tattoo

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A shocking video was posted online yesterday which showed a woman, presumably the mother, holding down a crying toddler while he is being given a tattoo. No one is sure of the source but, you can hear the mother saying “mire, mire” – Spanish for “look” – as the distraught boy continues to scream and cry.

Some commentators have compared this to circumcision for boys, or piercing ear-lobes for girls as a way to excuse the act, but I'm not buying it. And while there are conflicting reports, it is believed this took place in Cuba where it's part of the culture, something to do with helping the boy to be a man or something.

Unless, that is the case, that mother and all those adults are simply abusing that child. After all, an American woman was arrested last year for giving her 11years old daughter a tattoo. What do you think?






11 comments:

  1. I am speechless! That's just crazy!

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  2. That is horrible!
    I cried when my baby was circumcised and still wince when he's getting his vaccinations. Those are things that i consider important and necessary. But to hold him down for a tattoo?!!

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  3. hmmmm...me 2 am speechless..

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  4. If this is America, that woman should be given life. What yeye circumcision?

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  5. ahah TATTOO @ what age... seriously.. nawahoooo

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  6. Having a tattoo will not make a boy toddler a man, he is just a baby. A baby whose immune system is still developing and the parents have knowingly exposed him to infections. It shouldn't even be compared to circumcision or ear-piercing because they are different. This is Child Abuse.

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  7. I hope that some adults today are not out to stop the generation next? In one of my posts:

    http://www.onepageafrica.com/2013/01/its-hurting-more-to-be-child-today.html

    I tried to analyse the pains of being a child in Nigeria. This is just another pain of being a child in that part of the world. It is too bad and must be stopped.

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  8. Child abuse pure and simple!

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  9. If its part of their culture, I guess she is doing no wrong obeying tradition. This can be compared to receiving tribal marks at an early age in some African tribes.
    Video was painful to watch

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  10. This world is definitely coming to an end soon

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  11. How can any mother put her child through this agony?!

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