Temporary Tattoos-Tramp Stamp

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I was at the public pool the other day with my son and noticed a group of young girls, maybe around age 9-10 with temporary tats on the lower back-the tramp stamp. I am wondering what the parents thought about it. Did they think it was cute? I thought it was trashy looking on a kid! There were 5 girls, and some of them wore inappropriate suits as well for such a young age. Thoughts? Comments?

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Krista - posted on 06/29/2010

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I think it basically came about because many of the girls who would get these lower back tattoos often wore extremely low-rise jeans in order to show them off. So you'd be at a bar and would see some girl sitting there with the low-rise jeans three-quarters of the way down her bum, her pink satin thong showing, and this big tattoo drawing even MORE attention to the place...and the name just sort of evolved from there.

Charlie - posted on 06/28/2010

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it means jack shit , its just one of societies many ways to make fun of and put down anyone different , are you saying you cant look at a tattoo any where else on the back , what about fucking them from the front may as well plaster a few on the front for sexual entertainment , the whole idea is ridiculous and disgusting there is a difference with getting a tattoo with an actual meaning like fuck off on the knuckles or a swastika those you could make assumptions about but merely assuming because of a placement ? Puh - lease ....

Would i be concerned if a nine year old was wearing a pair of jeans slung so low her ass was hanging out ? sure , she would be changing if it were my daughter , do i think a child places a fake tattoo on her lower back as some kind of sexual calling card, no i dont .

Charlie - posted on 06/27/2010

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Sorry , my post probably sounded like i was more offended than i actually am :D I do get sick of the "tattoo stereotype " criminals , sailors , delinquents , tramps .

But still as it isnt real i dont see a problem with a 9=10 year old putting on a fake tattoo anywhere on their body .

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I think most bathing suits made for young girls are highly inappropriate but I am known for being a modest dresser. I don't mind the temporary tattoo but I really wish mothers would teach by example and stop letting their bra straps hang out.

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I really don't understand the whole tramp stamp idea. pardon my lack of knowledge but what the hell makes the lower back a more suggestive place than the upper back or a calf? I might have missed something in my pop culture education because to me it's just another tattoo... What would bother me more is WHAT they get tattooed not where.

As far as the bathing suits... OH HELL NO! 2 piece is fine but there will be no triangle tops until AT LEAST 14 years old. No string bikinis and no skimpy bottoms. I don't care what size the girl is, these are off limits until much later.

Wow, in a way I am glad I am only dealing with boys...

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I used to know a girl who put a pot leaf in on the lower back with the caption "Party 420". Sadly, she became a meth addict and her daughter was removed from her custody :-( This was 6 years ago, so I hope she changed her life around.

C. - posted on 06/28/2010

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That's disgusting.. And I'm sure the parents would have seen it. I would NEVER allow my daughter to go out of the house like that.

Good Lord.. You know, all this talk about such young girls dressing like hoochie-mommas and getting temp. tramp stamps.. I'm starting to hope that I never have a girl..

La - posted on 06/28/2010

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I thought it was called a tramp stamp because it gave guys a "target" to aim for when they pull out?

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The other assumption of why it's called a 'tramp stamp' is because when the girl bends over for her guy, there's something to look at! I saw a funny pic of a tramp stamp circulated on the internet of a pair of handles. So apparently when the girl bends over for her guy, he had a pair of tattooed handles to hang on to! Funny on an adult, NOT a child trying to emulate an adult!

Sharon - posted on 06/28/2010

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Mylene - lol - its called a tramp stamp because of its super low placement just above the butt crack. Only a tramp would show that part of her body and only for certain reasons... does that make sense?

But I was quite the nonfullfilling show off tramp type when I was young & it was tons of fun! BUT!!! I was an adult and fully able to deal with the attention (good & bad) given to me.

NINE yr olds are NOT able to handle that attention.

Cyn - posted on 06/28/2010

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I agree that it is most definitely the parents responsibility to ensure that their children are not exposed to ridicule. It would be better still if people did not feel the need to ridicule others therefore making it necessary for a parent to step in. A bully mentality never helped anyone, however I do agree that it is never a good idea to allow/encourage children to become sexualized at an early age.

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Fair enough, my nephew is fat, lots of flubber and blubber. He knows it, and therefore covers up at the pool. He does not want to become like his dad. His father's entire side of the family are/were morbidly obese and my brother-in-law died at 500+ pounds at age 31.

If the girls are fine with their size, good for them. But when people are looking at them and making comments, I maintain it's a parent's job to ensure that they are not the subject of ridicule. And that includes seeing that the kid is wearing something that doesn't draw negative attention such as a swimsuit or a temp tattoo in a sexualized location. I was not the only one who noticed either. Wanna know what I really thought? The one in the little string bikini with a rainbow pattern & pots of gold over the breast area looked like a little hoochie-in-training. I suppose a mother should be proud of how she sends her daughter to the public pool looking like that. Oh well-guess the tramp stamp tattoo just completes the look.

Cyn - posted on 06/28/2010

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here is my point:

when referring to your nephew you used the term "overweight", when you referred to someone else's child you used the term "flubber".

Why sugar coat for your nephew and not for the girls at the pool? If your nephew deserves enough respect not to be referred to using the word "flubber" then don't those other children deserve the same respect? Or is it that the girls were comfortable enough with themselves that they chose to wear something you deemed as inappropriate? Why should it matter what their size or shape is? If they are happy and confident isn't that the thing that matters?

I'm not trying to start a fight, just throwing out a perspective you may not have considered. :-)

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Well sorry you felt it was insensitive & rude, but that's exactly what I saw. I don't sugar coat things! With so many different styles and shapes of suits available to flatter different body shapes, isn't it a parent's responsibility to see to it that their child is appropriately dressed for a public pool? Add a sexualized location to the temporary tattoo, and yes, these girls all got the attention they may not have been seeking. As far as a comment regarding my son, then so be it. It is my job as a parent to see that he is dressed appropriately. My nephew happens to be an overweight kid and he is aware of it. He also wear a t-shirt while swimming.

Cyn - posted on 06/28/2010

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Temporary tattoos are just that *temporary* however i do not really agree with where they were located based on the sexual connotation that society puts on them.

However I take more issue to this:

"2 of the young girls were on the heavy side, and in 2 piece suits with folds of flubber hanging out. "

seems a little insensitive and rude to be talking about a 9-10 year old that way. What if someone referred to your son in such a derogatory manner?

Sharon - posted on 06/28/2010

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Not at that age.

"I" !!!! might get a temp tat tramp stamp for fun, because sometimes I just feel trampish! I'll bet it would give my husband one hell of a giggle and a clue of what I wanted!!

But no friggen way at 9 or 10 would I would allow my daughter to have a tramp stamp for fun.

I allow her to have temp tats for fun now. Typically after she has one on, its fun for about 3 hours, until she decides to change her outfit and it doesn't work, doesn't match, sticks out oddly, etc. Then she's in the bathroom scrubbing like hell to get it off.

No, that particular placement has its name for a reason. And I'm not going to allow anyone to get that thought about my daughter.

Nikki - posted on 06/27/2010

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I have tattoos I have a bunch and had alot of piercings too, not anymore though. I dont really ahve a prob with temp tattoos, but the way girls dress these days blows my mind of how they were even let out of the house like that, they are getting younger and younger dressing in nothing. I just dont remember girls being that trashy so young and Im 28 it wasnt that long ago I was a teen

I guess im just thankful I have a little boy and have yet to worry about those things, but if my next child is a girl, there is NO WAY IN HIGH HELL I AM GOING TO ALLOW HER TO DRESS LIKE A LITTLE TRAMP I just dont get it how parents are like okay sure u can wear a belt for a skirt and have your bra hanging out, sure pedophiles please come kidnap my daughter.... seriously WTF!!!!

Carolee - posted on 06/27/2010

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I would let my daughter get a fake tattoo wherever she wanted at that age. It's the clothes that I would worry about.

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As an adult, you have the right to place a tat anywhere you like. I am sorry if the phrase "tramp stamp" was offensive. As an observer, I think these girls were either trying to 'sex it up' or try to imitate older women. They are still kids! That was the point I was trying to make and it definately drew my attention!

Dominique - posted on 06/27/2010

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I wouldnt but a "tramp stamp" on my daughter at all. But shes 8 months old and i did but a "lick and stick" on her arm she thought it was neat.

Charlie - posted on 06/27/2010

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Meh , well looks like im a 'trashy tramp" except mine doesnt come off .

I think the view that a certain placing of a tattoo real or fake is trampy is not the wearers problem , its a nice central placing on the body , we used to plaster ourselves in fake tattoos when we were kids , i wonder if people thought we were little prison thugs ?

Besides they aren't real so i don't see a problem .

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I think it is a shame children seem to be growing up far too quick nowadays - yes I wore bikini's and mini skirts and crop tops and even fake tattoos but the clothes were not sexy and the tattoos were usually teenage mutant ninja turtles or something of the like (so feminine aye lol). I think it is wrong to sexualise young girls (and boys to a lesser degree) by allowing to dress like adults and allowing them to get transfer tats like adults.

I would very much hope the girls parents knew they had them because they should be supervising children this young (yes not constantly but enough to know what they are doing). It is pretty sad if they do not know the girls have them!

Rosie - posted on 06/27/2010

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eewww!! i LOVE tattoos, and i don't care too much about what my kids do with that regard, but for some reason that really gets to me too. for christmas i got my oldest boy a tattoo "gun". it has stencils, and a thing that looks and sounds like a real tattoo gun and it has a place to put markers, and then you tatoo away. the other day my children ended up with about 6 tat's each on their arms and legs. maybe it's cause they're boys that i don't care about it with my kids, or the placement. i wonder what placement would be considered "bad" on a boy?

La - posted on 06/27/2010

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When I was young my mom would let me get temporary tattoos on my arms or let me get my face painted. Anything beyond that is unecessary on a child.

Joanna - posted on 06/27/2010

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Is it possible the parents weren't even aware? I'm sure my friends and I did stupid things at that age. Is it possible they just got together at a friends house and gave each other the tattoos? You can get booklets with temporary tribal and flash-art-y tattoos everywhere. And sex is being driven into girls heads at all ages, even 9-10, and it's sad but of course they want to try and be sexy, that's all they see! I really hope their parents aren't aware, because if they are, it's a shame that they aren't trying to combat this behavior.

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Yes, it was quite disgusting to look at and I pointed them out to my neighbor. Her jaw dropped, she was speechless. And like I said, some of the girls wore bikinis that were not appropriate in the least. 2 of the young girls were on the heavy side, and in 2 piece suits with folds of flubber hanging out. 1 girl was in a string bikini! Maybe they were closer to 11 years old, I don't know, but still, the 5 of them walked in a gaggle and with very noticeable tramp stamps @@ Shame on those parents!

Jodi - posted on 06/27/2010

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Ok, I am fully aware of the *tramp stamp*, and there is no way I would allow my daughter one of these, even if temporary (obviously I'd have to be aware of it, so watch this space on my opinion, LOL).

Honestly though, at 9-10, as a parent, wouldn't you KNOW about that???

This sort of thing actually makes me feel physically ill to a degree.....

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