Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.



April 2008

Young and tattooed

by Staff, on tattoos, teen isolation, teen issues, teenage loneliness, troubled teenagers

Traditionally, tattoos have been a symbol of status and wealth in the society. However today, teenagers get tattoos because they want to be accepted in or to stand out from their crowd, mostly in school. Unfortunately, most of them learn to regret and even hate their tattoos when that crowd is gone. That is why most tattooists refuse to give young kids tattoos. Another reason is that the physical body of teenagers are still growing and changing. What might be tattooed so artistically could be horrifying later on in life. Staff