A couple of months ago, I posted this photo to my personal Facebook wall. I titled it, “Ayla’s first tattoo.” For those of you who don’t know, my husband is a tattoo artist. I didn’t even mean to insinuate that it was a real tattoo. I meant that it was her first “temporary tattoo.” I thought it went without saying that it was a temporary tattoo.
Apparently not though, because I got some angry private messages that day. I still can’t wrap my brain around it, but a few people thought that this was a permanent tattoo. You know, like the kind that are done with needles and ink.
I still chuckle thinking of it.
I mean OF COURSE, I’m not going to tattoo my child. Right? That would be barbaric. And permanent.
And what right would I have to permanently modify my child’s body?! Right?
So, anyway… On a completely separate note…
Have you seen the circumcision video on YouTube yet?
I’m not sure how people feel about it in general. I think it’s pretty well divided. My son was circumcised. Regardless of how you feel about circumcision, I do feel that people should be aware of the practice before they go through with it. I’d hate someone to live with the regret that I carry, because they never knew what it entailed. The following video is very graphic, and basically made me hate myself for a good long while.