Tattoos are for life, and these 5 stars aren’t keen on their own kids rushing into one, believing that they’re too young as a teenager to permanently alter their appearance when they might not like their choice later on in life and might regret their decision in the first place. Some speak from experience having tattooed their own body only to realize later that they hated it, and some have even removed their tattoos because they disliked their ink so much later on, so it makes sense that they want to stop their children from making the same mistakes they did when it comes to body art.
Jude believes his son is too young to understand how long forever is when your getting a tattoo and thinks he isn’t able to make that decision properly at that age: “Well, you’ve got them, yes, but you’ve got to know that what you get is going to be forever and I don’t think at 16 you know what forever is.”
Rapper ‘The Game’ may be covered in ink, but he isn’t keen on his own children copying him so they tell them it’s very painful to have it done: “We tell them that it hurts, and… daddy’s just a superhero, so if you get tattoos your skin is gonna melt and you’re gonna be burned. I started young, and once you got a couple, you gotta just keep going.”
Even though her husband Joel Madden is covered in tattoos and she also has some herself, Nicole admits she wouldn’t like her children Sparrow or Harlow to get a tattoo while they were too young because they wouldn’t make a proper decision and it would leave her heartbroken: “To be honest, I would be heartbroken, but what can I say? I would say wait until you’re 18, that’s what I would say.”
Nicole has laid out some rules for her older kids so they don’t attempt to get tattooed: “Bella had a phase of blue hair – luckily that only lasted for a little while. But we recently had a discussion at home about tattoos and I had to lay down some ground rules. My husband (Keith Urban) has tattoos, so obviously I don’t mind them on principle. But I do think you have to be a certain age before you can choose to do something as permanent as that, and I don’t think that age is 14 or 15. Call me old-fashioned, if you will.”
Mark tried his best to put his children off ever wanting a tattoo by making them watch him having his inking removed:”I don’t want my kids getting tattoos. And I wanted them to be (removed) by the time I did The Fighter because putting make-up on and covering them up has always been a pain in the butt. I’ve taken my two older kids to the procedure so they see how painful it is and what I have to go through.”
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