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'Isn’t that illegal?': Internet aghast after Florida couple gets 6-month-old son tattooed

'Why would you get your baby a tattoo for?' questioned one social media user
A Florida couple has caused controversy after having their baby tattooed (@stetsyboiii/TikTok)
A Florida couple has caused controversy after having their baby tattooed (@stetsyboiii/TikTok)

FLORIDA: A Florida couple is facing high criticism after a viral TikTok video emerged of the couple getting their 6-month-old toddler inked. Jayda Harris and her husband took their toddler, Stetson, to have a design inked on his leg, back in August, and uploaded the milestone moment on TikTok which has racked up more than 14 million views. 

In the controversial video, the toddler could be seen sitting on his father's lap as a tattoo artist applies a love heart with the word “mom” written on the inside of the design. Although the toddler seemed to be very composed with a slight ray of confusion drooling on his face, trolls were alarmed by the video, promoting hundreds of horrified viewers to bash the parents.


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Many social media users claimed the toddler's parents were being irresponsible by having him inked and destroying the child's body. One TikToker commented with rage, “Why would you get your baby a tattoo for? Like what the f–k is wrong with you people?” Another user asked, "Isn’t that illegal?” While another horrified Tiktoker stated, " “No, no, no,” according to New York Post


While several others noted that the tattoo on Stetson's body was not made of permanent ink but rather was an airbrush tattoo that usually washes off within a few days. One user noted that they couldn't believe their eyes at first but later claimed the tattoo was cute, “Was concerned before I took a second look lol, it’s so frickin cute,” “That’s so cute, it’s kinda like face paint,” a second fan responded to the parents' trolls tactics.

The controversial video which has been tending for over three months even forced Stetson’s mom Jayde to post a follow-up last week for the concerned users claiming it was indeed an airbrush tattoo. Jayde confirmed that the paint used on the Stetson was nontoxic and that the tattoo came off the very same night itself. “I’m not exactly sure of the paint she [the artist] used,” the mom explained. “We had this done while we were at our local zoo. She did confirm it was nontoxic paint. It came off the same night.”

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