Dad Forces Kid to Get Tattoo

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Even if you are a big fan of body art, you would probably agree that tattoos are inappropriate for children. Unless you are Enrique Gonzalez, that is. The 26-year-old Fresno, California man thinks permanent ink on children is A-OK.

No, he didn't allow his 7-year-old son to get a tattoo - he forced him to by holding him down while another man inked the boy with a dog paw on his belly.

If you think a dog paw tattoo sounds kind of cute for a little kid, think again. It's actually a well-known symbol for Fresno's largest street gang, the Bulldogs.

When the tattoo was discovered by the boy's mother, she called police. The tattoo artist has been arrested but dad is missing in action. They both face charges that include mayhem, child abuse, false imprisonment, battery, participating in a criminal street gang and committing a crime for the benefit of a gang.

So, does Gonzalez win the bad parent of the year award? Or is there someone worse out there? Check out these other nominees and see how he compares.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.