A new study from German anthropologists mentioned in Psychology Today finds that perceptions of women with tattoos may not be reality. Although previous studies show that people assume women with tattoos are more likely to be heavy drinkers and more sexually active, these researchers discovered that inked women were no more "extroverted, careless, or open to new experiences" than those without tattoos.
Makes sense. These days, people of all economic, social and religious backgrounds rock the tattoo--including the mom who drives the Tuesday carpool. (Don't believe us? Ask her!)
But since perception is everything, would you let your kid get a tattoo? Momlogic moms weigh in. What do you think?
|I'm an 'anti-tattie'. I think it's foolish to permanently label yourself with a symbol when we are constantly growing and learning and changing our minds. If my daughter gets a tattoo I will not pay for her college.|
|Over 18--I would just tell him to make sure that he goes to a really great artist and doesn't get some stupid girl's name tattooed on him--pick something with meaning that he's never going to get sick of and put it some place he can cover.|
|My son is 6, and I won't let him get a tattoo while he's younger than 18. After that, he can decide for himself. And if he does decide to go for it, it better say "Mom."|