This story made the rounds a few days ago as a Georgia mother was arrested for allowing her 10-year-old son to get a tattoo. Despite the kid’s seemingly-honorable request to ink his 12-year-old brother’s name on his forearm who died in a car accident 2 years prior, Georgia law from 2010 states: “It shall be unlawful for any person to tattoo the body of any person under the age of 18, except a physician or osteopath.”
The mother, Chuntera Napier asked, “How can somebody else say that it’s not okay? He’s my child, and I have the right to say what I want for my child. I can’t go tell anybody else what I want for their child.” Well, I guess the same can be said for beating your child – so there’s that.