A baby forced to get a tattoo has shocked viewers. The video that was released two days ago and it is causing outrage worldwide. The video shows a woman, named as the mother, restraining a baby that is receiving a tattoo. The video is incredibly disturbing as the baby is struggling and crying while the needle is being applied to his arm.
The video is described as “Video Abuse Mother Giving Her Baby A Tattoo.” No further information was supplied leading to wild speculation about its origin.
In an article mentioning the video, which has gone viral, International Business Times has suggested that the people featured in the video are Cuban:
“In it the unidentified woman, who appears to be in her 30s, can be seen pinning the child him to her chest while the tattoo artist completes the design. At one point, she is heard saying “mire, mire” – Spanish for “look” – as the child continues to scream in agony. It is believed that the controversial procedure took place in Havana, Cuba.”
The majority of view comments accompanying the video on YouTube are filled with contempt:
TheFlyingDutchman444: “Someone please kill this woman”
aniric23: “Take the kid away from that woman asap,and then sterilize her so she can never breed again.”
MedicalAndSpirit: “This is really sick. Such mothers are not worth it to have children. Get that child away from the mother as soon as possible.”
Several viewers have suggested that the tattoo may have had something to do with the family’s cultural. One viewer (Brittany Paul) suggested that the video was actually a clip from a UNICEF documentary:
“It is actually part of a 45 minute UNICEF video on child trafikking. This is an incredibly common practice in countries where children are abducted and sold into the sex and drug trade. The practice of branding allows the child to be returned to their families in the event that they are resuced. Children are often taken before they are old enough to know common identifiers about themselves and before this practice would frequently end up in the Foster care system.”
A search of available videos released by UNICEF did not contain any “branding” or “tattooing” of babies.