VIDEO: Mother forces toddler to get tattoo

Tuesday 29 Jan 2013 2:03 p.m.

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Warning: this video contains content that some viewers may find disturbing.

A video posted online of a woman forcing a toddler to get a tattoo has caused outrage around the world.

The minute-long clip shows the woman – reportedly the child's mother – pinning down the screaming baby as the tattooing is done on his arm.

The International Business Times is reporting the incident took place in Havana, Cuba.

The mother, who appears to be in her 30s, is heard chanting “mira, mira” to the toddler, Spanish for “look, look”, as loud electronic music blares in the background.

The response from the online community has been extremely negative, with one viewer saying “that's seriously´╗┐ disturbing. Some people should not have the privilege to become a mother. You can clearly see that the child is in pain, and no one is doing anything.”

Other viewers have suggested the tattoo was given for cultural reasons.

Website WorldStarHipHop.com alleges to have first received the video. The clip was uploaded to the site on January 26 with the caption: “people like this don’t need kids”.

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