[King5] Centralia Police are investigating how a 13-year-old boy got a tattoo of a dragon without his parent’s permission. The boy’s mother, who does not want to be identified, said she never knew about it. She claims her son told her he did it because he’s a cancer survivor. “What he thought was a good thing, is now turning into a really bad thing, and it is not at all how he wanted it to be,” his mother sobbed. “It’s done. I can’t do anything about it.” A parent of one of the boy’s friends spotted the tattoo and reported it, leading to a police investigation and his mother’s explanation. “He actually thought I was going to be proud of him,” said his mom. “From the picture that I saw, the dragon tattoo is roughly six inches tall,” said Sgt. Stacy Denham who added that the law is very clear. “No minors under the age of 18 can receive a tattoo in Washington State.” While her son was on a trip with a family friend, she said he decided to pay tribute to beating leukemia and overcoming a difficult time in him life with the permanent ink. “He wasn’t even 2-years-old when he was diagnosed,” said his mother. “He considered [the tattoo] his badge of honor, saying that he is a cancer survivor.” She said that her son has explained why he did it, but has been tight lipped about where he got the artwork done. “I didn’t want him to do that,” his mother cried. “I wasn’t proud at all. It’s an embarrassing thing, and it is a personal thing.”
No shit it’s not at all how he wanted it to be, mom. He didn’t want you to be a total cunt about it. He didn’t want the cops snapping nipple pics like he was at a Sandusky sleep-over & plastering his chicken chest all over the web. Your son was feeling brave. Invigorated. Appreciative of the life he is able to lead despite a cancer scare as a toddler. I feel like most kids would take that shit for granted. Hell, to me, if I don’t remember it then it didn’t happen – and I have no recollection of life as a 2 year-old. I might have had cancer and could be living my life with a little less apathy. Who knows? Well, this kid knows. So he got a little ink – big fucking deal. It’s not like he’s got a death wish, is on a murdering spree or raw-dogging sluts all willy-nilly (although the tatted kid in 8th grade definitely goes to the front of the pussy line). Lighten up, mom. Get off your son’s ass for a stupid little tattoo before you do what cancer couldn’t & smother him to suicide.