Ah kids, these days. Don’t you hate it when they want to get a tattoo? How best to discourage them? I have some thoughts and I shared them with Lisa on The Today show this morning…..take a look.
As I wrote in this post about tattoos recently:
Bikies are really going to have to find a new way to look tough. When mothers groups and school canteens are hotbeds of ink? When tattoo parlours practically require a crèche? Dude, your street cred is getting seriously compromised.
Indeedy, it seems we’re on the cusp of a fascinating generational shift. If tattoos have traditionally been about rebellion, how will the kids of all these tattooed mothers rebel?
Maybe by doing charity work or something.
The reverse psychology approach is one I’ve adopted with my own children for years. To them, tattoos are as unremarkable as pierced ears. So many of the women in their life have them. Aunties, godmothers, babysitters, family friends… if pressed, they would probably say that tattoos and boobs are usually found on the same people (not tattoos ON boobs, that’s a different thing altogether).
Do you have a tatt and did anyone ever try to talk you out of it? What would you say to a teenager who wants to get one?