Georgia Mother Arrested For Allowing 10-Year-Old To Get Tattoo
Georgia mother Chuntera Napier has been arrested for allowing her 10-year-old son to get a tattoo. According to a 2010 law, allowing her son Gaquan to get a tattoo is against the law:
“…it shall be unlawful for any person to tattoo the body of any person under the age of 18, except for a physician or osteopath…”
The reason that Chuntera allowed her son to get a tattoo has a bit of sentimental value however. You see, Gaquan was getting a tattoo to honor his brother who had been killed by a teenage driver roughly two years ago. Chuntera took her son to a tattoo artist in Smyrna to receive the ink that featured her lost son’s name and basketball number.
“My son came to me and said, ‘Mom, I want to get a tattoo with Malik on it, rest in peace,” Chuntera said to ABC News’ Atlanta affiliate WSBTV. “What do I say to a child who wants to remember his brother?”
She’s been charged with misdemeanor cruelty and being a partner to a crime. She claims she was unaware of the crime and has since bonded out of jail.
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