Thursday, 14 Nov 2019

Parents in China sued tattoo parlor after their son got expelled from the school for having too many tattoo


the kidthe kid - A court in eastern China ruled in favor of a couple who sued a tattoo parlor for covering half of their teenage son’s body in tattoos. 

The high school boy, who has not been identified, got his first tattoos in 2016 at the age of 13, despite stern opposition from his parents.

Since then, he has gotten more and more tattoos and by September 2017, his school demanded that he get them removed. 

According to the administration, the boy cannot resume his studies in such state as he would have “a major impact on the appearance of the school,” Qianjiang Evening News reported.

The boy’s father, surnamed Xu, beat him multiple times to deter him from getting more, but such punishment only encouraged him further.

The high schooler spent a total of CHY1,000 (USD145) for all his tattoos, which include demons and dragons on his upper body and arms.

Enraged, the boy’s parents took to court to complain that the tattoo parlor had infringed the minor’s rights.

This month, the court in Jiangshan, Zhejiang province ruled in their favor, ordering the parlor to pay more than CHY 20,000 yuan (USD2,900) in compensation.

The parlor owes CHY 21,000 (USD3,045) in compensation, which includes returning the CHY 1,000 (USD145) the boy had paid for his tattoos, cover CHY 5,000 (USD725) of his medical expenses, and pay CHY 15,000 (USD2,175) for causing “mental damages.”

The case has understandably gone viral in the country, where tattoos remain stereotyped and associated with criminals and gangsters.

The boy’s parents, however, could end up spending at least CHY one million (USD145,000) to remove their son’s tattoos.


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