A Georgia mom got charged with misdemeanor cruelty, after allowing her 10-year-old son to get tattooed.[jwplayer mediaid=”14948″]
According to Atlanta’s WSBTV, Chuntera Napier from Cobb County explained that she couldn’t say no to her son Gaquan when he asked to get a tattoo. Gaquan wanted to get the tattoo to honor the memory of his older brother who was hit by a car and died. Napier explained that she was not aware that it was illegal to allow her son to get the tattoo.
Napier said, “It made me feel good to know that he wanted his brother on him. My son came to me and said, ‘mom I want to get a tattoo with Malik on it, rest in peace.’ What do I say to a child who wants to remember his brother?” She further added that the family is still grieving the death of Malik who was only 12 years old, during the untimely incident which happened 2 years ago.
Napier was arrested after Gaquan’s was spotted with the tattoo in school. According to the law, it is “unlawful for any person to tattoo the body of any person under 18, except for a physician or osteopath.”
Although Napier allowed her son to get the tattoo as a noble action, the incident still raises questions whether it is right for a parent to allow her child to get a tattoo. The incident also raises questions whether 50 cent who recently took Floyd Mayweather’s 13 year old son to get a tattoo could be subjected to the same law.