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Marked for Life:  Exploring Tattoos With Your Teen

One of my biggest fears in life is that one of my teens will come home "marked for life."  However, I also know that tattoos are increasingly popular among those of this generation, and that I will not be able to prevent my teen from having one forever.  So, I have put together a few strategies to help him make a wise decision about body art.

My first plan is to have him talk to someone who is older and has been living with a tattoo for more than 30 years.  I want him to understand that, barring expensive and painful treatments, a tattoo he gets today will be with him until he dies.

Then, I am going to insist that he consider the health risks associated with getting a tattoo.  If he does eventually decide to get one, I want to make sure that he goes to a clean, reputable place where he is less likely to pick up any sort of blood related disease.

Obviously I hope that no son (or daughter, for that matter) of mine will ever get a tattoo.  However, if he does, I will feel better about it and know that I did all I could to make sure that he did it after careful consideration, and not as part of some childish whim.

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