Children these days are growing faster than ever. Mobile phones are among the most popular accessories for children aged ten and over. But today, mobile phones are not the accessory that stresses parents more and more, while tattoos are. Tattoos are found in more and more teenagers. Why the obsession with tattoos at such a young age? From the Mattel, Totally Stylin’ Tattoo Barbie, which can sway kids as young as 5, to the newest temporary tattoos, to the hottest teen celebs flaunting their new ink for our young generation, tattoos are seen everywhere. parties and among all age groups of children. . One state even started a new law on July 1, 2010 due to the number of teenagers going to tattoo parlors to get tattoos.

In 2009, Mattel released a new Barbie Totally Stylin’ Tattoo. The doll came with temporary tattoos for both the doll and the child. It also included a tattoo gun on which the tattoos would be applied. Many parents were outraged, but others saw the new doll as a sign of the times. Mattel kept the Barbie on the shelf due to the number of sales. Mattel believes that Tattoo Barbie gives girls the opportunity to express themselves. Many parents like the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčtheir children expressing themselves, but they believe that it can be in a different way than tattoos, especially the heart tattoo that bears Ken’s name. Significant person tattoos are the most regretted tattoos later in life. The discussion continues as to whether these dolls influence children to get tattoos.

Another big influence on teens and tattoos is the number of teen celebrities getting the ink. Just last year, at the Teen Choice Awards, which as the name implies, has an audience mostly ages 11-17, a Jonas Brother, a heartthrob among young girls, was tattooed onstage by none other than the famous tattoo artist Kat Von D. It was not revealed to viewers on the show or at home that the tattoo was not real. Many parents were outraged again.

While Jonas Brother’s tattoo wasn’t real, plenty of teen celebrities have actual tattoos. But they don’t just have tattoos, they love to show them off. Of course, the media also loves to show off and point out celebrity tattoos. Justin Bieber, only 16 years old, already has his first tattoo. His family was totally supportive of him getting a tattoo at such a young age. In fact, they went on to explain that the bird tattoo Justin got was a family tradition. The other family members with the bird tattoo got them tattooed on their wrists, while Justin opted for his lower stomach. Miley Cyrus, 17, already has at least two tattoos. Miley’s family was also fully supportive of her decision to have her tattooed before her eighteenth birthday. Miley was actually with her father who was getting a tattoo when she decided to get “love” tattooed on her ear.

Teenage tattooing is such a big problem that some states have decided to ban tattooing by minors under any circumstances. Many states allow teens to get tattooed with parental consent. However, in Minnesota, effective July 1, 2010, teens will no longer be able to get a tattoo, even with parental permission. Minnesota believes this new law will prevent teens who feel the need to express themselves through a tattoo without thinking about the later life consequences that tattoo could have. Minnesota doesn’t dislike tattoos, but the state believes that a person should be an adult when making the decision to get a tattoo.

Whether it’s the influence of a doll, a teen celebrity, or another factor, tattoos are on the rise among teens today. Many teens believe that a tattoo expresses who they are, but often they get tattoos without thinking about the lifelong consequences. Many teenagers see getting a tattoo as a step in growing up. States such as Minnesota agree that getting a tattoo is a decision that must be made by an adult, so a law is approved that establishes it. Teenagers are easily influenced by their peers and celebrities and the number of teenagers with tattoos continues to increase.

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