The Grapevine Legoland Booted a Mom and Her Son Over This Naked Tinker Bell Tattoo

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A Royse City mother is claiming discrimination after being kicked out of the Grapevine Mills Mall Legoland for her body art, and she's using social media to win support from noted activists Travis Barker, Yelawolf and, of course, Busta Rhymes.

As Mr. Rhymes would say, here's the scenario: On Sunday, Lana Massey decided to surprise her 8-year-old son, a Lego fanatic, with a trip to Legoland. "He's overjoyed that such a place exists," Massey tells Unfair Park.

She paid $53 for access to Legoland Discover Center and the adjoining aquarium before proceeding to three separate playrooms. "The whole time we were in, we were followed" by a Legoland employee, the heavily tattooed Massey continues. "I was totally assuming that she was going to come up to me and ask me who my artist was."

Not quite.

The employee headed her off. "Ma'am, I need to give you your money back and ask you to leave," she said, according to Massey's account.

"Excuse me?"

"We've had some complaints about your tattoos. And this is a family-friendly environment."

Massey says she immediately felt discriminated against.

"So you're going to proceed with this unfair treatment against me because of the way I look?" she says she responded. "You're going to throw me out?"

According to Massey, that was that. The employee escorted her to the cashier's desk, gave her a refund, then escorted her out.

After hearing her story, we called Legoland, where officials say they didn't kick out Massey and her son because they didn't like her tattoos. They kicked her out because they didn't like one specific one.

"A guest at Legoland Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth was asked to leave due to customer complaints received about a visible offensive tattoo located on her lower leg," spokeswoman Kelle Jackson tells us by email. "As a family attraction geared to children three to 10 years old, our entrance policy guidelines allow our staff the absolute direction to refuse admission to guests wearing clothing or images on their person that are offensive in nature. The Duty Manager onsite acted in accordance to this policy, and offered the guest a refund or tickets to return another day with the graphic tattoo covered. Our offer to return to the attraction with complimentary tickets still stands with the understanding of our policy."

The tattoo in question, which is pictured above, is definitely attention-grabbing. But Massey says the ink is original artwork from the 1940s.

"No more offensive than zombie Jesus or guns promoting violence," she says. "Aside from any of that, there is nothing about tattoos in their policies, just inappropriate clothing. ... I could see if it was like a gaping vag or something like that, but I don't have anything like that." (Her friend does, apparently.)

Besides, the folks at Legoland never even mentioned her Tinker Bell tat. "That's not what they told me," Massey says. "She didn't specify any particular tattoo." She also claims that Legoland's employees never gave her the option of returning for free on a different day.

"The bottom line," she says, "is me and my son do thousands of things, and I've never been asked to leave."

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mockbear
mockbear

I have no problem with tattoos. i have plenty. but i wouldnt want my 5 year old looking at tinker bell fucking a light switch.her arguement is that its art , like a nude statue. no. most nude art isnt about sex, its about the human body. that is about sex.

lukeyes
lukeyes

I agree with most of the sentiment here.  Displaying it on a tattoo is the same as displaying it on a t-shirt.  Common sense would have told her to wear pants that day.

Wagonwhl
Wagonwhl

 I know exactly what happened. Mom Dad son are at legoland. Mom catches Dad eyeballing  the  single mom with the Tinkerbell tattoo. . But honey I was just looking at the art. Mom I'll put a stop to that. The slut has to go.. Over righteous Mom head to the manager.

JJ
JJ

She should have asked the employee if she could cover the tattoo up. Or she should have covered it before she even set foot inside of the building because that is a place for children and families and that is not an appropriate tattoo to be seen by children.

peace-out
peace-out

Individualist attitude is the destruction of society. Being in a "free" country does not mean you can walk around and do what ever the hell pleases you. Like I said before, ppl need to realize they live in a society and its not all about them. You have to show respect and have enough social skills to know what's appropriate and where. As far as kids seeing that kind of thing on TV.... yes, they could, if the parents aren't monitoring what their kids are watching..... but that's a whole other gripe. 

60twang
60twang

@peace-out How about people just minding their own damn business??

mockbear
mockbear

@60twang minding own business is emplying that she had it covered up and someone came and uncovered and looked at it.  She was in a public place, specially a place for children, and had a pornographic image on display.

Peace-out
Peace-out like.author.displayName 1 Like

I agree with the employees of legoland. They did the right thing. The woman needs to show more respect and tact when it comes to her body art. If she wants a pic of Tinker bell getting off on a light switch, thats her choice, but it shows poor taste and disrespect to not cover it up in a place meant for little kids. People need to understand that we are all part of society. Its not always about just us but to take in account other people.....especially what is suitable for a place where small children and family are around. 

 tattoo Charlotte
tattoo Charlotte

Although I cannot vouch for the event, it would have been better if they offered Ms. Massey the tickets immediately or asked her to wear long pants. The tattoo is definitely particular. I hope this got resolved peacefully.

Upyoursspammer
Upyoursspammer

The ink is inappropriate. We don't distribute porn to little kids, particularly not porn featuring their innocent icons. No, not even for free like this dumb skank was trying to do. Her ' 'defense' is a bad joke. Original 40's art? Yeah, so was Mein Kampf. We don't distribute that to kids either, you loser.

guest19348723984
guest19348723984

She didn't have to have naked breasts tattooed on an exposed area of the body. Someone call the waaaaambulance please. Plus, it's terrible artwork. I'd be ashamed to let anyone see it based on the fact that it's awful.

Ashley Dunn610
Ashley Dunn610

Tattoos are not bad but this is a little much. Its ok if thats what u want but when u go somewhere with little children cover it up. I have a 3 year old that happens to love peter pan. What am i suppose to say when he comes up to me and says mommy whats tinker bell doing, Shes naked?? If ur a mom like it states u are wtf u should already know this. Hello.... Like i said tattoos are not bad my husband has them. Just when there inapropriate cover them up... Especially around small children. It wont hurt u to wear pants just one day...

Emma Dey
Emma Dey

I dont see anything wrong with her being kicked out. Appart from it being very poorly drawn, I wouldn't want that thing being paraded around infront of my children. Fair enough she likes it and its her choice, but to go to a child orientated place with THAT thing on show is just disrespectful and stupid. She should have had some foresight and worn pants or something. I certainly wouldn't want to show of something so badly done anyway.

Pambo
Pambo

Kudos to Lego Land. I am sick of my kids being exposed to vulgar tattoos. I have nothing against tattoos in general - my hubby has several - - but this is ridiculous. There's a thing called "common sense" ...

Greg Waits
Greg Waits

I cannot believe posters are so stupid to think in a free society people can do whatever they samn well want to so. Legoland is owned privately, and as such they have every right to be able to determine what is acceptable.

If this lady wants to parade around with this trashy tattoo, she can knock herself out....but at a place where it is okay, like perhaps a biker bar or a nightclub. She has rights sure, but they do not supercede those of others who are offended by that crap on her leg.

If she really wants to come back to Legoland, tell her white trash ass to either put long pants on or wrap gauze around the offending tattoo.

Unbelievable that people agree with her. She needs to grow the fuck up.

breezzii
breezzii

She most certainly DOES NOT deserve a return trip for free!  That is not Discrimination!!!   That is just plain common sense and decency!  She is a disgusting individual who is obviously too stupid to breed!  She is in no way, shape or form a good mother, if she will exhibit such trash around her child, much less everyone else's!!  She subjected her child to the humiliation of being removed from a facility, because of her selfish and narcissistic behavior!  Wonder what else her kids have seen?  If she is so classless, as to show that in public, what do you think her children see in private?  Bet you she has a CPS file a mile thick!!!

Image
Image

It is amazing to me, how people with will F*ck up their body with such a trashy picture..."For Life"... and then think... look how cool I am..I am so bad a$$ with this smut on my body...and then so many others...call it an expression of their inner person....Frankly, that is a back handed insult. (Would you tell your mother You remind me of Tinkerbell with a light switch up your coochie Mom...) Please don't preach to me about how this is America and blah blah blah...Yes, we are all free to tattoo what ever we want on our bodies...But I am also free to point and laugh at your dumb low class a$$, today, as well as 20 years from now when you regret every needle prick of that idiot picture. I see 21 year old's with sleeves.. I see young girls with tats across their tits...It's all cute when you are young. It is not cool when you are looking for a job and need to feed your family.  I see a person coming in with sleeves to apply at my white collar company...regardless of the degree in hand...the resume goes in the garbage. I cannot and will not put that in front of clients. I too have to eat, and won't go hungry in an effort to "support the rights of people to yadda yadda.." You may all deny it, but you know it's true...( I can hardly wait to read what you guys are going to say. )

Melinda_cook68
Melinda_cook68

We went to the Legoland in Grapevine and it sucked. There was nothing to it and it was a waste of money. The aquarium however was nice.

CourtneyAnn
CourtneyAnn

Seriously? Kicked out for an offensive tattoo? How long before people can get kicked out of places for having an offensive face?

Greg Waits
Greg Waits

This lady needs to get a clue. What she considers art, some consider overt sexuality. And parents who complained had every right to do so. If she wanted to go to a family oriented business like Legoland, she should have exercised soem common sense and worn long pants. Sheeeez

Mzuno
Mzuno

Your headline says Naked Tinker Bell, and ignores the fact that she is being doinked by a light switch. Boring story anyways, this is an issue of exhibiting cartoon porn in public. 

Cguy
Cguy

If that's the size of the"lower leg",I hate to imagine what the upper leg looks like.

WTF?
WTF?

Visible tattoos are attire (legal precedent).  Legoland can refuse service on appropriate attire.  If she wanted to take her kid, maybe she should have thought it through and covered it up.  I would never hire the attorney that took that case - it's a born loser.  Not to mention the non-existence of public sentiment in her favor.  That means no settlement.  I would have helped them throw her out of Legoland.   

mynameisURL
mynameisURL

That tat looks like a busty, bewinged Wilma  Flintsone.

Chickad423
Chickad423

YOUR IN LEGOLAND, you know, where there are KIDS. cover that shit up!!!! Nobody says you cant have the tattoo, but have some respect for other ppl.

dallasphotog
dallasphotog

I'm pretty open-minded, but I think that Legoland were completely right to ask her to leave.  Should Grapevine Mall be able to ask her to leave because they don't like the tattoo? (Not that that was the case.) Probably not, but it's in any business' right, especially one catering exclusively to children to have certain expectations and rules about appearance.  Offering a refund also doesn't seem necessary, but the right thing to do.

 

Ken Goldberg
Ken Goldberg

Dumb story. She can go back when she covers up. I am tattooed all over and I have kids. My tattoos do not depict naked women, men, fairies or other human based characters. I do have a nice portrait of my wife though. Her sensibilities about what is offensive are not the controlling force. It's Legolands perception.

Drctoy1
Drctoy1

Why That's about all you can say to this person who thinks this is a good tattoo.

SamR
SamR

I personally think that tattoo is amazing, but I gotta admit that I can understand why a park that caters to kids might have an issue with it.  (I find Massey herself hilarious, particularly the "gaping vag" comment).  

Next time, bring something that will cover it up, maybe.  

Denise
Denise

her rights end, where mine begin...  the right to free speech...

RachelC1066
RachelC1066

That's dumb, i have SIX tattoos, and if someone complained because of them being offensive, i would understand.  Original artwork or not, it's naked tinkerbell, i'd have kicked her out as well.  cover that up when going to a play populated by 3-10 year olds.

Robber172
Robber172

While I think that she can have whatever she wants on her body there are places and situations where it is inappropriate to show them. Show a little common sense.

t
t

Really?

It's a tattoo of a nude Tinkerbell grinding against a light switch-- you're wearing porn and I wouldn't want you near by kid.

If she wore a shirt with that same exact thing on it, she would be asked to leave.  It's not discriminating against how she looks, it's parents don't want that near her kids.  She chose to put that on her leg so if she wants to go to kid friendly places, she should know she has to wear long pants.  It's not anyone's fault but her own.

Lina
Lina

I definitely have an expanded view of the uses for a light switch.  This whole thing could perpetuate a new version of self pleasure -- and I could see some auto-erotic asphyxiation thrown into the mix as well. What with a strategically placed chair or small ladder, a little rope, .. next thing you know you're doing the tinker bell.  I realize the proportions are way off, but doesn't good sex start with the imagination? Just close your eyes and picture the biggest light switch in Neverland!

CounselJan
CounselJan

A tattoo on someone's leg is going to attract the attention of young children because it is close to eye level.  Furthermore, you have children asking questions about why Tinkerbell would be naked and what she's doing.  It is inappropriate because children should not be exposed to "art" that prompts such questions.  Questions about sex are better answered directly, when the child is old enough to understand it, and not through cartoon pornography.

Point65
Point65

Here's another opinion.  Seems pretty level-headed:

I don't have a problem with tits; be they on a fairy or a human.

But lets not let our own personal feelings cloud what's really going on in this case. Lego Land policy dictates that they don't want anything inappropriate be seen by children. In this society, of course millions of parents don't want their kids seeing that. She should have worn pants. Doesn't matter if it offends you or not, it's Lego Land's policy, and if she doesn't like it she can either put on pants or build her own Lego Land.

Lawyered. End of discussion.

bluejuan85
bluejuan85

Its justifiable and I too would have been offended. Great job Legoland. I mean what were you thinking of adding a tattoo like that on yourself. did you really think that everyone would like it just because you liked it?

David
David

lol she has no reason to complain, she has a tattoo of Tinkerbell being pleasured by a light switch with exposed breasts what the hell did she think would happen?

Point65
Point65

I found this opinion on another board about this.  It addresses the issue, and sums it up.  In the end, you don't have to go to Legoland, but if you do you can't blame them for having rules that apply to everyone who wants to visit. 

Here's the opinion:

Fuck her. Always have to blame someone else when it's your own fault. All she had to do was put on some pants. And they gave her a refund, so really, I don't see what she's bitching about. They gave her back her money and told her to leave. All she had to do was go home, put on some pants, and go back.

There, end of problem.

But no, let's make a big fuss of it on the internet and blame Lego Land for making you leave over your trashy tattoo. It's just so stupid. They would kick someone out if they had that plastered on their shirt, why wouldn't they kick her out for having it on her visible body? It's just so stupid.

Lego Land didn't ruin her sons day at the park, she did. Fucking stupid bitch.

Dan Jennings
Dan Jennings

If she finds that tattoo tasteful she should be kicked out of life.

InkLover
InkLover

I am a lover of tattoos, have two myself, and grew up around them. I have seen my mother treated terribly, discriminated against, and looked down upon because she has sleeves and is covered with ink. That being said this woman is a moron. I'm not even sure I would say she is a moron for getting that tattoo, like most people would say. But to get that tattoo and then enter a family environment and not have the respect for anyone else to keep it covered in front of other people's small children makes her a moron. And then to cry discrimination? Just rediculous...

Jamaal Christian
Jamaal Christian

"The bottom line," she says, "is me and my son do thousands of things, and I've never been asked to leave."There's a first time for everything. Horrible tattoo also.

disgustedbyherignorance
disgustedbyherignorance

This is a crock! That hoe should've known better in the first place. Besides....it's not illegal to discriminate against people with tattoos AND every company has the right to refuse service.

Sandra Rey2011
Sandra Rey2011

In Europe sex isn't as taboo as you make it out to be. Don't be so up-tight.

token euro
token euro

Being from Europe, I can safely tell you that most Europeans would think this chick is a sad excuse for a mom and in need of lot of help (not to mention attention.) We may be more permissive, liberal, okay with nudity, and sex in general, but we are NOT okay with exposing children to vulgar, twisted sexuality. Period. 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

This blog is filled with liberal-minded people. 

We also understand common sense should prevail and she has none. Apparently you came up short on it as well.

Leonidas85
Leonidas85

Well this aint f*%%%& Europe is it. THIS IS AMERICA!!!! - (American Leonidas Voice)

fognon
fognon

Ooh yeah.. Europe. That place disentegrating before the worlds eyes as we speak because liberals wrested control of everything.

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