Say THIS & Your Tween/Teen Will NEVER Want a Tattoo

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Remember the story about a teen girl who fell asleep at the tattoo parlor and got 56 stars in her face? If your tween/teen wants a tattoo and that story isn’t enough to stop her/him, here is how you will get her/him never want or get a tattoo.


My oldest one is going to middle-school and we have been already having a lot of talk with her about older kids, puberty, and growing up. And all of the things that tweens and teens are temped to do, especially those that parents don’t want them to do. One night during dinner we started talking about tattoos. The talk went something like this…

“Isabella, if you will ever get a tattoo, I will get a tattoo on my arm that says “Isabella’s Mom” and come and pick you up from school every single day waving my arm so everyone can see it.”

“What about Gaby..? What will you do if Gaby gets a tattoo?”

“My other arm will say “Gaby’s Mom” then.”

But those three kids are so smart. They figured I’d run out of arms so I just said…

“Well… if one of you will ever get a tattoo I will get a tattoo on my chest that says “Presnal kids ate here” with an arrow pointing to my boobs. And come and pick you up from school with a low cut top. Every day.”

And that’s how your teen will never get a tattoo.

About Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal is an international lifestyle expert, originally from Finland. Katja shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks. She is a board member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, award-winning social media strategist, and a well-known speaker in the social media conferences. Katja has lived in four different countries, and seven states in the USA, and married to a helicopter pilot. Their three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.

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  1. That? That is awesome-sauce. :P LOVE it!!!

  2. OMG, I absolutely love it!!!!

    and, seriously – I don’t think I could get a tattoo from a guy with that many rings in his lip. There would be too much chance I’d misunderstand him through all the rattling.

  3. Absolutely hysterical!! ;D

  4. LOL!! I love it! :-D

  5. hahaha oh that is hilarious, love it!

  6. So funny. We have had A LOT of talks along those lines lately, but not quite like that one.

  7. Have I told you lately how much I adore you? Hilarious!

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