Do as I say, not as I do.
Is that what some celebrity parents are modelling for their kids when it comes to tattoos?
Although heavily inked himself, soccer star David Beckham – who is raising sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 11, and Cruz, 8, and 2-year-old daughter Harper with wife Victoria Beckham – is encouraging his kids to go tat-free.
During an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, the famous footballed admits he’s tried to convince his kids to go against the tattoo trend.
“They’ve already said they’re having tattoos done. And I said, ‘Well, be different, don’t have any tattoos.’ And they said, ‘No, we’re going to have one. We’re going to have, ‘Mum and Dad.’ So I can’t really say no to that,” David shared.
And Becks isn’t the only one!
Although papa Joel Madden is covered in them, and she has some of her own, Nicole Richie doesn’t want their children to get tattoos.
Nicole admitted she would be “heartbroken” if their two children – Harlow, 5, and Sparrow, 4 – decided to join in the body art craze.
“To be honest, I would be heartbroken, but what can I say?” Nicole said. “I would say wait until you’re 18, that’s what I would say.”
While many enjoy looking at Mark Wahlberg‘s muscular, tattooed body, the Ted actor, 42, is in the process of getting the “six or seven” tattoos he’s gotten over the years removed. And the actor is taking things a step further – he’s including his two eldest children Ella, 10, and Michael, 7, in the process.
“[All the tattoos] have meaning to me, but it’s both personal and professional,” Mark, also dad to Brendan, 5, and Grace, 3, said.
“I don’t want my kids getting tattoos,” he added. “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.”
He added: “I’ve taken my two older kids to the procedure so they see how painful it is and what I have to go through.”
What do you think?
Honestly, I agree with Nicole and would be heartbroken if my kids got inked. It’s not that I don’t like tattoos, but I don’t want their ‘perfect’ skin to be changed in any way.
That said, I don’t have any tattoos and I truly hope my kids won’t get any as well.
Do you have tattoos of your own? How would you feel if your kids got inked?