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Mom Arrested for Tattooing Her 11-Year-Old

Mom Arrested for Tattooing Her 11-Year-Old

Would you let your tween or teen get tattooed?

A North Carolina mother was arrested after she gave her 11-year-old daughter a tattoo. Odessa Clay, 30, used her own tools to gave her daughter a small, heart-shaped tattoo near her right shoulder.

She claims her daughter requested the tattoo and believes a former in-law reported the tattoo to retaliate against her.

Read the whole story (CBS News)>>

Image Source: Odessa Clay / Pamlico County Sheriff Department

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traceygray traceygray 3 years
I'm a fan of tattoos I don't think the mom should have been arrested for putting a small heart on her child, and by the sounds of the story she seem to have problems with the ex in laws.
DebbieGilmore DebbieGilmore 3 years
I think April really needs to think about her comment, it's not about abuse, children change there likes and dislikes from one week to the next, where as an adult has established likes and dislikes,it's a tattoo it's therefor lifetime can't be removed when the child decides she's sick of it. If my children want tattoos they can have them when they are legally adults and can make an informed decison.
aprilrobinson56262 aprilrobinson56262 3 years
Although I don't agree with what she did...Really? She was arrested for letting her daughter have a tatoo? What was she charged with? Some sort of child abuse? I am SO tired of government trying to control our lives! She's the parent! She didn't strap her daughter down and force her to have the tatoo. Aren't their real child abusers out there that we need to be worrying about?
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