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Mom Tattoos Her 11-Year-Old – Should She Be Charged With Child Abuse?
Part of being a good parent (not a cool parent, but a good one) is knowing how and when to say “no” to your kids.
A North Carolina mom learned this lesson a little too late after she used her own tools to tattoo a small heart onto her 11-year-old daughter’s shoulder…because the girl WANTED her to.
Odessa Clay (who is heavily tattooed herself) reportedly told authorities she was unaware it was illegal to tattoo someone under the age of 18, even with permission from a parent.
"She asked me to do it," Clay said. And so…she did it.
Now, I’m not perfect, but when my kids request crazy sh*t from me, I say “no”. And while I love nothing more than seeing them happy, it’s really not in their best interest for me to agree to things like oh, say, letting them drive our car, buying them a pet bear or allowing them to jump from the roof into a pile of leaves.
The authority who arrested Clay is now questioning why the North Carolina mom wasn't charged with child abuse.
"I feel she oughta be charged with child abuse," Pamlico County Sheriff Bill Sawyer Jr. told The Huffington Post on Monday. "She scarred her child for life."
Clay has allegedly accused her former father-in-law of ratting her out to the feds as an act of retaliation and filed a complaint against HIM.
She is due to appear in court next month.
What do you think – should this mom be charged with child abuse for tattooing her 11-year-old daughter?