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Dear Abby: Mom wants daughter focused on school, not dad’s tattoos

Mom wants daughter focused on school, not dad’s tattoos How can I impress upon my not-so-confident, shy child that getting a tattoo is not a good idea? Discouraging your daughter from getting a tattoo should be part of an ongoing conversation. Explain that — unlike makeup or temporary tats — the real thing is permanent. Point out that tattoo removal is not only expensive but also painful and that her skin will not look the way it did before she got inked — she will be scarred. Hopefully, it may make her less susceptible to “bonding” with her father in that way. Ultimately, however, when she’s 18 and an adult, she will make her own decision about getting tattooed or remaining ink-free. Explain to the parents, if you haven’t already, that you would love to include the younger children, but that you are unable to because of their unruly behavior, which you are unable to control.

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