I’ve got a young black man who wants to get his face tattooed on his leg.
He has never been arrested, but his mother is worried.
She has been a nurse for years, but has never seen a single arrest for the 19-year-old.
The tattoo is simple: The words, “GOD BLESS.”
The tattoos cost about $30.
I was told that the young man’s mother, who is a nurse and has never had to deal with a single case of HIV/AIDS, does not want him getting the tattoo, but I am glad he is.
He’s got a beautiful tattoo, and the young guy will get the tattoo because it’s an easy thing to do.
I had to ask him if he was OK with the tattoo.
“I’m OK with it,” he said.
He did not know that the tattoo could be a trigger for HIV infection.
He said that his mother and he have been together since he was a baby.
But she told me that his father had been arrested for drug dealing.
“He was on the drugs,” she said.
She asked that I not use her last name.
She said that she and her husband have two children.
They are living in the Atlanta suburbs.
She told me she was concerned that her husband was HIV positive, and that he has not gotten tested.
“My husband is on drugs,” he told me.
“They don’t tell me how many times he’s tested negative.
My mother is concerned, too.”
I asked the young boy why he is willing to risk getting infected, and why he wanted the tattoo on his calf.
He told me he wanted to show God his support.
“God bless the country,” he replied.
“But this country needs to do something about it.”
He asked me to call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
I asked him to let me know if he could get a tattoo.
He called back a few minutes later and said, “Yeah, let me talk to the doctor.”
He hung up on me.
I did not have a chance to speak with the young doctor.
I called the CDC to ask if he has any more questions, and they told me, “We don’t have any more information at this time.”
The CDC told me the tattoo has no known risk for HIV transmission.
I sent a letter to the CDC, and was told to send the story to the local media.
The CDC did not respond to a request for comment.
My mother did not take kindly to being the target of my story.
She called me a liar and a fraud.
“You lied to me,” she told my story to me.
She did not want to see the young thug get the tattoos on his arm.
She also said she would not allow her son to have a tattoo that might be considered a trigger.
“If it’s a trigger,” she insisted, “he’ll get infected.”
I have been told that this young man is an anti-government, anti-police activist who had been a member of the Black Bloc, a violent gang.
The young man was arrested in March of 2017 for a violent fight that ended with the death of a police officer.
The police said he and two others got into an argument with the officer, and then one of the men stabbed him.
I told my mother that I would contact the authorities and seek the police’s advice on whether to seek an arrest warrant against the young black thug.
I do not want the young thugs face on my arm to be on the street.
I have been living in Atlanta for more than a year now, and I do see a lot of people with tattoos on their arms.
I want to keep the young guys face off of my body and out of the media spotlight.
I am going to do everything I can to make sure that the police and the city of Atlanta do everything they can to protect their citizens.