This little girl just wanted to look like mummy and daddy!  But is it too far?

The little girl wanted to look just like her mum and dad, so they painted on an arm sleeve just like their own.

Some think it’s cute, while others are concerned it’s encouraging kids to get tattoos later in life.

Many are defending the parents saying…

“Wtf? They painted them on her. We have been using lick Em, stick ems since the year dot. We have face painting. Nice to see them with their child.”

“How is this different from the stick on tattoos in gum? Or wanting to wear makeup like mummy? Or face painting? It’s paint. It comes off. Tattoos are totally normal and should be a non issue these days. They obviously are educated about tattoos and will educate THEIR child when and if she decides she wants one.”

“I love this. My little ones will “tattoo” my legs with texta and my 5 year old is constantly drawing on himself. It washes off in a bath and is harmless.”

“Pretty sure my favorite thing as a child was the gum with the water tattoo’s.. and pretty sure I turned out semi reasonable.”

My favourite comment, “The only difference between a tattooed person & a non-tattooed person is that people with tattoos don’t judge others for not having any tattoos!”

The key message after all it is just a temporary tatoo and no life changing decisions have been made here!

Where do you stand? Share your comments below.

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  • well they can do what they like as it is their child


  • if she wants a tattoo when she is older so what? It is her body, if her parents have them who cares?


  • I hope they are good at explaining she cannot have them on to go to school.
    At many schools they are not allowed makeup or polish on their fingernails.


  • It washes off so I don’t think it’s that big a deal.


  • It’s not permanent, so where are people fussing and judging about ? I don’t see an issue.


  • Ffs. People will carry on about anything! My boy colours my tattoos in if I sit still long enough and considering he’s usually not the slightest bit interested in drawing I’ll take it as a win just getting him to pick up the texta.


  • If it’s not permanent, then where is the harm? at such a young age, it’s doubtful that she really knows the difference between temporary and permanence. Let her be happy. Their childhoods are getting shorter and shorter these days.


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