I’d be a huge hypocrite if I didn’t answer this post’s leading question with a ‘yes’. I have a whole bunch of tattoos, and am working on plans for one more, but in the event that Kaspar one day asks me to get some ink of his own (many years in the future—he’s a year and a half old now), that ‘yes’ won’t come without a conversation. Other questions may come in earlier, of course, regarding piercings, hair dye, and so forth. And to be honest, those questions will also get a ‘yes’, and the conversations will be shorter. As long as any piercings are procured from a (hygiene-law abiding) professional, and as long as my bathtub isn’t permanently stained neon green, any modifications that can be un-done get the go-ahead in my book.
Now, since I have tattoos (and was formerly pierced), Kaspar probably won’t think they’re cool at all, so this may all be moot. But two recent events got me thinking about the subject, which then got me curious about where you all stand on it.