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Baby held down, forced to get painful tattoo (video)

Baby forced to get tattoo, crying in agony. Screen shot via You Tube.

A video of a Cuban toddler boy, who appears to be about 18 months old, is causing an Internet firestorm after a video surfaced on Sunday, showing the baby being held down by his mother as a tattoo artist proceeds to give the baby a tattoo.

Comments on the video show the public admonishing the mother for putting her baby through such unnecessary pain.

The video is believed to have been filmed in Havana, Cuba though it is not clear who took the video or why the baby is being forced to get a tattoo.

The woman holding the baby down is believed to be the boy’s mother. She’s speaking Spanish and appears to be saying, “look, look” to the youngster as he fights to get away.