HOLLYWOOD AND TATTOOS: HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG?
Last week it was rumored that 11-year-old Willow Smith got a temporary “TISA” tattoo. Floyd Mayweather recently became infuriated with 50 Cent for taking his 13-year-old son Koraun to get a tattoo tweeting, “What the h*** is wrong with @50cent got my son hanging out getting tattoos at 2:30am on a school night.” Fiddy’s reply was, “Man @FloydMayweather mad at me I took his son to the tattoo spot. He’s 13 he’s a big boy MONEY TEAM.”
As trends change, it seems that more and more celebrity kids are getting tats at an early age. While not as young and 11 or 13, Tami Roman’s daughter Jazz Anderson,15, recently decided to get a tattoo that says “Faith Over Fear.” When questioned about the reasoning behind her decision Jazz said,
“So far there hasn’t been any backlash on me getting a tattoo. I’ve been asking my mom for a tattoo for months and since I’m almost 16, being the cool mother she is, she allowed me to. My mother would rather me have her consent and her oversee the process, than for me to sneak and get a tattoo without her presence.
Many people who have seen my artwork, ‘Faith over fear,’ say it is inspirational and powerful quote. My family and I have been through numerous trials and tribulations, but instead of me giving up or making unwise decisions, based off of my emotions, I looked to God for answers and advice.
Now my life is filled with happiness, when just about a year ago, I thought my family and I would never make it out of the slump we were in, which is what I express in my music on occasions.
Overall, by my tattoo ‘Faith Over Fear,’ I want people to know that through God, anything is possible.”
Although faith in God at a young age is commendable, could Jazz have expressed her feelings in a different way seeing as how she is still a teenager?
What do you think? Is 11, 13, or even 15 years old too young for tattooing? Should children wait until adulthood to enjoy the pleasures of body art? What are your thoughts on parents allowing children to have tattoos in teen years?