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Police say NC mom tattooed 11-year-old daughter

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30-year-old Odessa Clay

30-year-old Odessa Clay

HAVELOCK, N.C. — A heavily tattooed mother is in trouble with the law after giving her 11-year-old daughter a tattoo.

WCTI reports 30-year-old Odessa Clay says she didn’t know that tattooing a minor is illegal even with a parent’s permission.

Clay gave her daughter a small, heart-shaped tattoo near her right shoulder. She says the girl asked for the tattoo.

Havelock Police charged Clay with tattooing a person under 18.

Clay now lives near Grantsboro in Pamlico County.

Clay used her own tools and said she numbed her daughter’s arm. She says she tattooed the outline of a heart and didn’t fill in the entire shape.

The mother says she believes an ex in-law reported the tattoo to retaliate against her.

Clay is due in court on the tattooing charge next month.



Should she be charged?

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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illegallyblonde
by Lawyerupbeeches on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:20 PM
11 is too young.
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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Interestingly, where we live, there is no legal age limit for tattoos... 

I wonder what the charge would be. They can't invent a new law and charge her with it...

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