I sat wide-eyed, staring at her in disbelief over the whole exchange,
and couldn't believe the outrageousness of it all.
First, a little back story.
Tank wanted to get a new tattoo, but the place he
normally went to closed down, so I took him to the shop that has done four out
of my seven tattoos. (Tank has 5 already.) I am pretty good friends with one of
the artists there (from here on out, called Tattoo Guy), and people normally
rave about his work. The tattoo shop does both tattoos and body piercings.
While Tank was discussing what he wanted with Tattoo Guy, a mother and daughter duo came in. Daughter looked no older than the age of 15, but I realize I am a poor judge of age. However, in my state, you need to get parents' permission if you are under the age of 18.. So, I was guessing she was younger than 18 because her mother was there.
Mother told one of the other employees that her daughter wanted a tongue piercing. Now, if you don't know, there's a vein in your tongue that can run through the middle where the piercing is suppose to go. I have read and heard that if you hit the vein in your tongue, you could end up bleeding alot, and some folks even say you could bleed to death. I'm not sure how accurate any of this all is, but I have been told to never get my tongue pierced because of this vein. I was told by this very tattoo shop, in fact, and I know they will not do it if there's any risk of anything serious to happen.
Apparently daughter had the same issue as me. Tattoo shop refused to pierce it. Both mother and daughter flipped shit, demanding they do it anyways. They tried to talk Tattoo Guy into do it (thus interrupting Tank and TG's convo.) Yet, they were still denied more than 5 times.
"Well, I never! This is poor business!!" Mother shouted.
"Ma'am, I am not willing to risk your daughter's life over a piercing." One of the other employees said.
Mother and daughter freaked out for another 5 minutes, throwing a fit in the middle of the shop. Finally, Tattoo Guy said he was going to call the police if they didn't leave. The duo left about 10 seconds after that, but not after the daughter kicked their two potted plants over.
I'm pretty sure if I was told something my kid wanted could end up killing them, I'd let it go without saying anything other than "Oh, okay, thank you so much!"
Stupid people should not breed.