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Old 05-02-08, 11:04 PM
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Youngest age that is "ok" for a Mohawk?

So KBMagic and I went to dinner tonight and in walks this lady with her 4 or 5 year old son sporting a Mohawk. I have no problems with kids who want to be "different" a bit later in life having an opportunity to do so but at that age it seems a bit irresponsible for the parent to allow it (even though at that age it probably is mostly their idea). Anyone agree or disagree?
Old 05-02-08, 11:28 PM
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If you have a mohawk, you have pretty much given up on life.
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I think only babies should have mohawks when you can actually stand up and recognize yourself in a mirror it's time to give it up.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I think only babies should have mohawks
Old 05-03-08, 12:10 AM
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<strike>"If she's old enough to bleed, she's old enough to..."</strike>

Err, nevermind.
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Its not the 80s when having a mohawk was a punk thing to do. I think when puff daddy did it became more mainstream, ok maybe he wasnt the to make it popular again in recent times but around that time that he did it, and bunch of other black people did it too. Ive given my soon to be 2 year old one already. Not a haircut, but have styled it that way. I dont think there is an age restriction for anyone under 25 to rock one
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My brother-in-laws brother let his son get one at 5 or so. The kid really wanted one, had it for a little while, got over it, will probably never want another one. No harm done.
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Jacoby is right. There's no lower age limit. But there is a definite older age limit and it's somewhere between 17 and 29, depending on the individual. If you're still alive and 30 and rocking a mohawk, you are a poseur who didn't party hard enough. You should've been in a band and died chocking on your own vomit in your mid-20s. Anyone younger is simply aspiring to that type of future.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
No doubt this kid was given a mohawk to take attention away from his ugly damn face!!
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Jacoby is right. There's no lower age limit. But there is a definite older age limit and it's somewhere between 17 and 29, depending on the individual. If you're still alive and 30 and rocking a mohawk, you are a poseur who didn't party hard enough. You should've been in a band and died chocking on your own vomit in your mid-20s. Anyone younger is simply aspiring to that type of future.

Chuck Liddell would like a word with you.
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Its a damned haircut, why should there be a limit in either direction? I would love to give my son a mohawk, but he was cursed with the devil's curly hair, so it probably wouldn't work out, so we just have it really long. It certainly is a lifestyle choice once you get older, but when you're a kid who cares, there are so many more important decisions parents need to take a stand on.
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like zombeaner said. its a haircut. who cares.
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Much like the mullet, the mohawk has had its day in the sun... Anyone with a mohawk now is either some metro-douchebag or someone who hasnt realized that 80's punk has long since passed.
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IMO it was probably the mom's idea anyway.
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The kid needs to be old enough to choose for himself -- a parent who gives him one so he'll be different deserves to be shot.
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At least it wasn't a faux-hawk.
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I agree with zombeaner and chino77, it's just a haircut. It's a fashion choice, not a lifestyle choice. It's no more punk than Good Charlotte. I shave my head from time to time, does that make me a skinhead/djinni/Mr. Clean stunt-double? Nope. Just like chicks with tramp stamps aren't all strippers and guys with fake-bake tans and gold chains aren't all Guido douchebags (wait, I could be wrong).
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The best type of mohawk for kids are the ones where they don't completely shave off the sides. They just buzz cut the sides and leave the mohawk part a little longer. Mohawks are awesome on kids, as long as you don't go overboard with the mohawk length. Now rat tails are kids are a different story...
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We let our son have a mohawk for a soccer game when he was 5. We were going to buzz his head anyways, so I did the sides before the game and the top after.

The funny thing was, that during the game, the other team avoided him thinking he was a wild man. He got several goals that game.

Oh, yeah... plus my in-laws flew into town that weekend, and we kept it until they got there.
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Some people have no age limit. I'd let my kid have a mohawk, if he was a Mohawk.
Mohawk


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My buddy lets his kid decide how to do his hair during the summer, but makes him have a "respectable" cut during the school year. He did the mohawk thing two summers, and hasn't since. I would be open to that kind of arrangement once I have kids.

I do agree that after about 27 or so, the mohawk should probably be put to rest. The only exception are people in bands, or some other performance type job.
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Originally Posted by chino77
like zombeaner said. its a haircut. who cares.
Seriously
Old 05-03-08, 06:04 PM
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No one should have a mohawk at any age!! I huess it depends on the type of mohawk. If they have it where the hair is moused 8-12 inches above their head it's really stupid. The shorter hair ones like in the pic above; not as bad.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
No doubt this kid was given a mohawk to take attention away from his ugly damn face!!
Hey, that's MY son.







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I know a five year old who got one.

That kid even seems too young.

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