Celebs usually have their names, autographs, quotes and sometimes even their pictures tattooed on people’s bodies, but at what point do we draw the line when it comes to inking our skin with real people’s names?
One mother is outraged by an incident that could be a plot point of a Jordan Peele film. She airs her frustration in a viral Reddit thread about her sister-in-law who tattooed her children’s names on her body. The mom claims that the SIL isn’t even that close with her child—which makes this sentiment a little more creepy than cute.
“She is not a close beloved aunt of my children – they see her once a year and talk to her briefly on holidays,” the mom writes on Reddit. “She barely knows them, and doesn’t spend time with them when we do visit. On our last visit, she sent our kids to McDonalds with her friend and didn’t join them.”
Perhaps the tattoo wouldn’t have come as so much of a surprise to the mom if she was given a heads up about the design, but she didn’t know about it until way after it was permanently etched into her sister-in-law’s skin.
“She did not ask us how we felt, just posted a picture on social media once it was done,” the mom wrote. “She is going to expect us to all oooh and ahh about this tattoo. I have nothing nice to say. I am not flattered, I feel violated.”
When it comes to real people—as in anyone who is not a celebrity— should we be asking for permission before getting a tattoo that pertains to them? Some may think that the mother is overreacting, but at the end of the day… unless it is your own body, why would you want anyone to tattoo your kid’s name on them? Creepy.