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Old 04-05-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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ROME, Ga., April 5 (UPI) -- A Georgia man who pleaded guilty to tattooing his 2-year-old son has been fined $300 and sentenced to a year's probation.

Eugene Ashley, 26, was arrested in 2009 after the Department of Family and Children Services made a home visit and saw the letters "DB" tattooed on the toddler's shoulder, the Rome (Ga.) News-Tribune reported Tuesday.



Read more: Father fined for tattooing toddler - UPI.com
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Hoyvík, Faroe Islands
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This is more dumb but good intentions. He isn't even worthy of note in terms of abuse. Shaken babies, babies put in microwaves, babies force fed, babies molested. There are far worse fathers out there.

A fine and probation for this seems reasonable.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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People like this don't deserver the honor of being a dad
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Quakertown, Pa., USA
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I wasn't going to post a comment to this but, I'm a little upset with our justice system, how could they just hit him with a fine and probation, this is a case of child disfigurement , don't get me wrong , I have tattoo's, they are a personal choice, this child had no say , and what gives him the right to call himself a dad , any male can be a father, this butt hole proves that, but he sure isn't a DAD , damn, some people's kids should have been swallowed.( as in the father )
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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it IS gonna stay on the kid for the rest of his life!
I think there should be something more then a fine... else, why not cover your kid in all kinds of crappy drawings head to toe??
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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And yet we see kids younger than this with their ears pierced all the time, and it doesn't raise nearly the same level of outrage.

Not trying to defend or condemn either practice, I just think it's an interesting double standard. Granted, if it's a female, she will most likely eventually get her ears pierced when she's older and the piercing location is pretty standard (as opposed to a custom tattoo that the child might not want when he's older - "Daddy's Boy" might not seem so cool in high school/prison/etc), but at this age it's pretty much the same idea - body modification of a young child for the amusement of the parents.

Wonder if he had it done at a tattoo parlor, or if it was a DIY job? And if it was the former - there are tattoo artists who will tattoo toddlers?! This is a bit of tangent, but the source of this question is that in my line of work, I see a fair number of professional quality, white supremacist tattoos (no, I am not a white supremacist - I'm not even white), and have always wondered if one had to go to specific white supremacist tattoo artists to get them, or if any tattoo artist would do the work.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I wasn't going to post a comment to this but, I'm a little upset with our justice system, how could they just hit him with a fine and probation, this is a case of child disfigurement , don't get me wrong , I have tattoo's, they are a personal choice, this child had no say , and what gives him the right to call himself a dad , any male can be a father, this butt hole proves that, but he sure isn't a DAD , damn, some people's kids should have been swallowed.( as in the father )

I am very much reminded of this line from the movie Parenthood:

"You know, Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car - hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they'll let any butt-******* a****** be a father."

(you can replace "father" with "mother" too)

I think he should've gotten more than just a fine and probation. Yes, I have tattoos, but they done when I was 18+ and BY MY CHOICE.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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Step #1 - This guy should be immediately neutered before he reproduces again! The trailer parks and juvie facilities are full enough without morons like him further adding to the gene pool.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Hoyvík, Faroe Islands
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I think it is a good idea to tattoo kids.

Tattoos are features the police and public can use to spot kidnapped and missing kids.

I am not suggesting every kid be tattooed. If every child were, it would be either difficult to recognize one tattoo from another or we would be bar coding kids. But a feature, like pierced ears, dyed hair, tattoos that are noticeable but not disfiguring, will certainly make finding kids much easier.

If Daddy's Boy is ever kidnapped, that tattoo can save his life.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:03 AM
 
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I think it is a good idea to tattoo kids.

Tattoos are features the police and public can use to spot kidnapped and missing kids.

I am not suggesting every kid be tattooed. If every child were, it would be either difficult to recognize one tattoo from another or we would be bar coding kids. But a feature, like pierced ears, dyed hair, tattoos that are noticeable but not disfiguring, will certainly make finding kids much easier.

If Daddy's Boy is ever kidnapped, that tattoo can save his life.
Ha! That's funny. But you forgot to put the rolly eyed face to indicate you were being sarcastic. You were being sarcastic, weren't you?
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