"Police charged a heavily tattooed mother after she allegedly gave her 11-year-old daughter a heart-shaped tattoo near her shoulder.
Odessa Clay, 30, was arrested last month and later charged with tattooing a person under 18, ABC affiliate WCTI
reports. Clay reportedly said she didn't know tattooing a minor is illegal even with a parent's permission.
Clay said she used her own tools and numbed her daughter's arm to give her a small, heart-shaped tattoo near her right shoulder. She tattooed the outline of a heart but didn't fill in the entire shape.
Clay said the girl asked for the tattoo. She said she believes a former in-law reported the tattoo to retaliate against her.
Clay is due in court next month."
Wtf seriously? Am I the only one who thinks this is nuts? While I definitely wouldn't allow MY 11 year old to get a tattoo, that's not my decision to make for other people's children. I can't believe they put her in jail, I didn't know it was illegal even with a parent's permission either and I have tattoos and piercings both. I mean... it's not like she held the girl down and forced her to get a tattoo, she asked for it. Was it maybe poor taste, yeah, but definitely not jail worthy.