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Handling Tattoos with Young People

I was asked how to handle a situation where a daughter wants a tattoo, but the parent does not want to see a tattoo on her body.

I responded that the most effective approach is to induce the daughter to influence herself. The key to this approach is asking reflective questions and prompting the daughter to evaluate. Here are some reflective questions that I shared with her:

“How about making a list of all the advantages and the disadvantages of getting a tattoo and then comparing the responses?”

“Project ahead five years. Is the short term fun worth the long-term frustration when you will want it removed?”

“Remembering that the emotion >>>