Woman Arrested For Giving 11-Year-Old Daughter a Tattoo

In Life by Wendy Michaels , on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 4:30 AM (PDT)
Mom gives daughter a tattoo


Woman Arrested for Tattooing Daughter

North Carolina mom Odessa Clay is under fire for giving her 11-year-old daughter a tattoo.

Here's your latest Mother of the Year nominee, folks.

Clay, 30, was arrested for giving her daughter a tattoo of a small heart on one of her shoulders.

She didn't see anything wrong with doing it, since she works as a tattoo artist, noting, "She asked me to do it."

See: Epic Parenting Fail Photos

Limits, lady. Every heard of them?

Clay also believed that minors could get tattoos if they had their parents' approval, so ... since she's the parent, and she didn't see anything wrong with it, she went ahead with tattooing her little girl herself.

She explains the tattoo wasn't filled in, so her daughter wasn't in any pain (she numbed her daughter's arm before inking her).

Clay gave her daughter the tattoo last year, but was just arrested in late September. She believes a former in-law squealed on her after Clay filed a police report against her daughter's paternal grandfather.

See: Amazing Time Lapse Video of Boy Photographed Daily for 21 Years

By the way, in North Carolina, children under the age of 18 are not allowed to get tattoos, even with parental approval.

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