When 30-year-old Odessa Clay of Pamlico County, North Carolina let her 11-year-old get a tattoo she clearly wasn’t thinking of the legal ramifications. Maybe she considered getting a tattoo along the same lines as getting an ear piercing?
Heavily tattooed 30-year-old Odessa Clay says she allowed her 11-year-old daughter to get a get a tattoo of a heart on her upper right should because she said she wanted one. Clay told WCTI-TV she did not know that tattooing a minor is illegal; she thought it was permissible with a parent’s permission.
Clay said that she performed the tattoo herself after numbing her daughters arm. North Carolina prevents anyone under the age of 18 from getting a tattoo.
Odessa Clay has not been charged with Child Abuse but is expected to appear in Court next month.
Do you think that children should be allowed to get tattoos with parental consent, or do you think that parents who allow this should be charged?
North Carolina Mom Odessa Clay arrested for giving 11-year-old daughter a tattoo.