Most parents cringe at the thought of their child having a tattoo, but not one North Carolina mom. Odessa Clay, 30, was arrested late last month for tattooing her 11-year-old daughter.
Clay claims that she did not know it was illegal to tattoo a minor as long as there was parental consent. She also says that she numbed her daughter’s arm before using her own tattoo instruments to ink the small heart on the girl’s right shoulder.
Although Odessa has not been charged with child abuse, she is due in court next month for tattooing a person under the age of 18.
Even though many disagree with and are appalled by the woman’s decision to make such a permanent mark on her daughter, Odessa Clay said that her daughter wanted it and that she was not in any pain.
What do you think of this mother’s decision to tattoo he daughter? Where do we draw the line for decisions to be made for our own children?