Video: Mom Restrains Screaming Toddler While He Gets Tattoo
A YouTube video showing a mother restraining her shrieking toddler while he gets tattooed has sparked international outrage and condemnation.
Other than the fact that the footage was apparently recorded in a Spanish-speaking country, the origin of the disturbing video and the identities of the woman, child and tattoo parlor employees are unknown. But what is known is that the little boy, who can’t be more than 2 or 3 years old, is definitely not enjoying getting inked up. He screams and shrieks in agonizing protest as a woman, presumably his mother, attempts to restrain him as the painful needle touches his tiny arm.
Viewers around the world reacted with shock and outrage.
“This is clearly cruelty, and if it were the US, the parents would be brought up on abuse charges,” a MailOnline reader named Lisa commented.
Indeed, a 30-year-old North Carolina woman was jailed last year for tattooing her 11-year-old daughter.
“Some women should not be permitted the wonderful gift of being a mother,” Brazilian YouTube commenter Vitoria Silveira wrote.
“The words I want to use will not be approved for publishing,” a tattooed New Zealander named Leigha commented 3 News New Zealand.