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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:34 PM
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Georgia man pleads guilty to tattooing 3-year-old son; tot's tat said 'DB' -- for 'Daddy's Boy'


Georgia man pleads guilty to tattooing 3-year-old son; tot's tat said 'DB' -- for 'Daddy's Boy'

A Georgia man was let off with a slap on the wrist after pleading guilty to tattooing his 3-year-old son.

A judge in Floyd County, Ga., ruled on Monday that Eugene Ashley must pay $300 and serve 12 months probation for giving his son a tattoo on his shoulder that said "DB" - short for "Daddy's Boy" - in 2009.

Ashley was arrested about a year later after an official from the Department of Child Services visited his house and spotted the tatted up tyke, the Rome News-Tribune newspaper reported.

It's illegal in Georgia to give a tattoo to someone younger than 18.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/04/06/201...
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:35 PM
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1. I met this one guy who dressed his daughter in a GG Allin onesie
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:38 PM by derby378
Yes, they do exist, and yes, his baby daughter was wearing one.

He mentioned trying to pierce her ears, too. I replied with the moral qualms of piercing a child instead of the child making that decision for herself - and I don't think kids have any business wearing earrings, thongs, or push-up bras.

Honestly, I think a lot of parents today need a whack upside the head.
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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:24 PM
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7. What's GG Allin?
Some clothing brand?
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:00 PM
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14. I Googled and prefer not to post a link. nt
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:44 PM
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19. Are you shitting me?
There are actually GG Allin onesies? No fucking way!
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:38 PM
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2. So brainwashing your child is ok, but a tat is a no-no?
What a bizarre world we live in.
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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:22 PM
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6. There is a Story told about Holy Roman Emperor Fredrick I Barbarossa
That story is the Emperor wanted to learn what was the natural language of people, not the language a child learned from its parents, but the innate language of people. To achieve this he had mother's nurse their babies but were forbidden to speak to them, so the babies would NOT learn their mother's tongue, but speak only the innate language of man. The result of that experiment was simple, all the babies died do to the lack of interaction with their mothers.

That experiment (There is questions if the experiment ever occurred, but it was reported by the start of the Renaissance) is often cited by modern research scientists as to the need for Children to interact with their mothers (and as their age, the rest of their family, and then the friends of their family, then their own friends). It is part of being Human.

This also leads to the fact, what your parents tell you and thus what you take in is also part of being human. Thus we are all products of Childhood brainwashing, for it is part of being human. We MUST learn how to interact with people we live with and to a degree that means incorporating what they believe as out own beliefs. You may reject what parents teach and tell their children as "brainwashing", but it is part of being human.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:22 PM
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13. You make great points.
And I tend to agree, but....

What I am referring to specifically is religious brainwashing, or indoctrination. I encourage religious education, the teaching ABOUT religion and what the parents BELIEVE, but not the indoctrination of children into that religion before the reach the age of reason.

This story about the tattoo.... the father is douche for doing that, no doubt, but it will only leave a physical mark, not an everlasting psychological one (maybe it will, but hopefully you see my point).

Am I making any sense?
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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:55 PM
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12. +1
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:10 PM
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15. Holy shit, only at DU would this asinine argument be made
:eyes:
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:45 AM
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21. Meh
:eyes:
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:55 PM
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3. And a lovely one at that
Is this a trend of some sort. We had a local man do that to his child and they found him not guilty. Community values don't you know.
Hope this does not spread - the quality of the work is very poor to say nothing of the pain the poor kid had to endure.
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RadiationTherapy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:56 PM
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4. That's what it looks like when the kid is crying
and trying to pull his arm away from the pain.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:51 PM
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11. that is what i was thinking. nt
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:20 PM
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5. Will the $300 go toward removing the ugly-ass tattoo from the child?
Maybe it would have been better to order the guy to pay for the removal out of his own pocket.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:31 PM
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8. Tatoo's are painful! I wonder what they did to hold this poor kid down.
If they remove it he has to suffer that pain all over again.
His father is an egomaniac. He must need convincing or proof his son loves him.
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:42 PM
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9. So this was a pressing need?
Something that had to be done crudely and before the kid turned 18?

I wonder, what did the dad suppose would happen if he didn't tattoo the kid?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:45 PM
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10. "Ashley said he was drunk and didn't remember giving the toddler the tattoo"
Up until that, I wondered if the law applied to parents tattooing their own kids, but good he was taken away from the dad.

"The boy was taken into custody by child services and is now living with his uncle."
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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:18 PM
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16. "DB" is his father's initials
Douche Bag
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:56 AM
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22. That's what my son just said after I told him about this.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:22 PM
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17. In GA, what's the punishment for branding a child with a hot iron?
Seems you'd get around that pesky "tat under 18" rule that way, eh?
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:22 PM
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18. Well, at least the artwork is nicely done.
:sarcasm:
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:41 AM
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20. Thank you Floyd County Georgia you just got Floriduh out of the basement.
:argh:
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