Mother forces toddler to get tattoo
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 1:59p.m.
Warning: this video contains content that some viewers may find disturbing.
A video posted online of a woman forcing a toddler to get a tattoo has caused outrage around the world.
The minute-long clip shows the woman – reportedly the child's mother – pinning down the screaming baby as the tattooing is done on his arm.
The International Business Times is reporting the incident took place in Havana, Cuba.
The mother, who appears to be in her 30s, is heard chanting “mira, mira” to the toddler, Spanish for “look, look”, as loud electronic music blares in the background.
The response from the online community has been extremely negative, with one viewer saying “that's seriously disturbing. Some people should not have the privilege to become a mother. You can clearly see that the child is in pain, and no one is doing anything.”
Other viewers have suggested the tattoo was given for cultural reasons.
Website WorldStarHipHop.com alleges to have first received the video. The clip was uploaded to the site on January 26 with the caption: “people like this don’t need kids”.
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15/02/2013 3:16:19 p.m.
this honestly makes me soo sad to see that this mother is harming her child like that people like her dont deserve to have kids . it discusts me . i hope that they find her and she pays for what shes done
11/02/2013 10:43:58 a.m.
Keno Clayton wrote:
Oh my f-ing God I couldn't watch more than 5 seconds of this....jeez....honestly i'd so wanna jail that mother for that foolishness...honestly it hurts me ugh!
5/02/2013 10:25:46 p.m.
Dave Core wrote:
If you watch this and think - how horrible, I agree. If you watch this and think it doesn't matter if it's cultural because the child has no say and this will permanently disfigure him needlessly - I agree. If you think that if it's done for cosmetic reasons, that's just barbaric - I agree. If you then think neo-natal circumcision is somehow okay - congratulations, you're a hypocrite.
5/02/2013 7:12:40 p.m.
I wonder if this video's caused outrage in Cuba as well. If it's a cultural thing, what can Cubans say about this...
31/01/2013 5:30:00 p.m.
i can hardly watch 11 secs of it, the sound of the baby screaming in agony HURTS my soul and breaks my heart :(. All i want to do is scream at every adult there including that sick excuse of a mother! I just want to rip that baby from her arms and hold him tight and protect him from anymore pain! :( it seriously makes me want to cry.
30/01/2013 3:11:48 p.m.
This is absolutely sickening. What mother could stand by and watch as her 3 year old son cries in absolute agnony while he has a needle etching something permanent into his skin? And what's worse is that he has no rightful consent over what will be on his body for the rest of his life. The fact that she could sit by and hold him while he screams in desperate and helpless agony is absolutely sickeing to me. It is a disgrace to call her her a mother. I don't care what regulations certain countries have, there is absolutely no circumstance in which a young child should be subjected to this kind of situation in which he is completely helpless too. So incredibly wrong.
30/01/2013 1:55:01 p.m.
Didnt watch it, wont watch it & like Leigha, I too have some form of body art BUT if the film is genuine, it is child abuse of the highest order. To say this MAY be for cultural reasons is to condone torture. Most indiginous cultures wait until the child is to become an adult, however, there is one society that claims circumcision on girls is culturaly ok, this too is abuse that should not be condoned for any reason. My thoughts.
30/01/2013 1:20:13 p.m.
People like that shouldn't have children. That poor baby is in so much pain. I cried watching it
30/01/2013 8:28:39 a.m.
It's horrible to inflict such parental abuse as tatooing a helpless child. State legislators all over this country need to immediately enact laws to prevent permanently damageing children in the future and penalize any parent or guardian who forced this upon a child.
30/01/2013 7:45:03 a.m.
they should put her in jail
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