Holocaust tattoo and 16 year old.

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    Should a parent allow their 16 year old to have a replica of his recently deceased grandfather's concentration camp tattoo tattooed onto his own arm as a way to remember and honor his grandpa?

    A relative is struggling with this decision.
     
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    Why not???
     
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    At first, I though no way....

    but i also think that is kind of cool. It is a memorial to the man that will last his lifetime.

    My understanding is that the religion frowns on tatoos though.

    The more I think it over, the more I like the idea.

    But I also think it should be given a great deal of thought as to the meaning of it, and also that there is more to Zaide than just the number
     
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    She thinks it's an impulsive decision and not one the grandfather would even care for.
    But she thinks it's the kid's mistake to make even if later she will get grief from him for having allowed it.
     
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    Sixteen year old kids shouldn't have tatoos


    (or drive cars).
     
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    I think they should let them, for one they could have wanted something that didn't have so much meaning to it. Plus teenagers will do it anyways.
     
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    They are ethnic, not practicing Jews so religion has little to do with it.

    I think it is creepy and sensationalist and narcissistic myself. But I think most tattoos are that anyway.

    I wonder if some would say it's wrong to appropriate such a powerful symbol. Not that a young kid could be mistaken as a genuine Holocaust survivor but some might see it as being an imposter.
     
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    I am pretty sure grampa would prefer a different aid to memory.

    And I again, I think there would be religious objection. I am not sure though. 16.... Wait a bit.
     
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    If this were my child. I would tell them to wait until they were 18. At that point, I would drive them to the shop and pay for the tat myself if they still wanted it.

    -TSO
     
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    It's up to the parent. Frankly, I don't see what the deal is with tattoos. Hopefully this fad will fade away soon.
     

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