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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Exercises in flawed logic: Mom defends letting her 10 year old get a tattoo

Prison tats for preemies.
  • Photo: Wikimedia Illustration: Christ Mihal
  • Prison tats for preemies.
Chuntera Napier is not very smart. This is evidenced by the fact that she allowed her 10-year-old son Gaquan to get a tattoo, and, also, by the fact that she had "no idea" it was illegal.

These are not the actions or beliefs of an intelligent person!

But Napier's lack of smarts was most apparent when she attempted — and publicly! — to defend her ignorance. Here are the two really poorly thought out arguments she presented upon being released from jail on Wednesday ...

Defense #1: I could not say no to a child who wanted to permanently mark his young flesh because the permanent mark was meaningful.

“My son came to me and said, ‘Mom, I want to get a tattoo with Malik on it, rest in peace.’
What do I say to a child who wants to remember his brother?” Napier said. “It’s not like he was asking me, ‘Can I get Sponge Bob? Like people getting all kinds of things on them. He asked me something that’s in remembrance of his brother. How can I say no?”

Yes. Two years ago, Gaquan's older brother was killed by a teen driver in Macon. The family is grieving. Maybe mom still isn't thinking straight. But, c'maaaaaaan. "How can I say no?" You just fucking say no, lady.

Defense #2: I gave birth to him, so I can do whatever I want with him.

“How can somebody else say that it’s not OK? He’s my child, and I have the right to say what I want for my child. I can’t go tell anybody else what I want for their child,” Napier said.

OK, fine. You DO have the right to say what you want for your child. That's great. Say all you want. Saying idiotic things isn't against the law (most of time). Saying idiotic things also doesn't mutilate your child.

Other things to think about:
— Isn't the tattoo going to get all stretched out as this poor little person grows? Ever seen what an abdominal tattoo looks like on a pregnant lady?
— The apparently unknown tattoo artist who did this should go to prison. But have a dick tattooed on his face first.

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