Mom gives 11-year-old daughter a tattoo

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PAMLICO COUNTY, NC – Police in North Carolina arrested a mother last month for giving her daughter a tattoo.

According to the investigators, Odessa Clay told them her 11-year-old asked for it, so she used her own tools to give her one. It was apparently a small heart near the girl’s shoulder.

Officers say Clay said to them she didn’t know it was illegal to tattoo someone under 18, even with parental permission.

She has a court date next month.