Havelock, NC – A 30-year-old woman in North Carolina was arrested after it was discovered she gave her 11-year-old daughter a heart tattoo on her shoulder.
Odessa Clay was charged in late September with tattooing a person under the age of 18 after police learned of the tattoo. Clay admitted to giving her daughter the tattoo late last year because she says, ”she asked me to do it.”
Clay, who sports quite a few tattoos of her own, as evident by her mugshot, was unapologetic when describing ho she used her own tools and numbed her daughter’s arm before placing the permanent heart on her pre-teen daughter’s shoulder. But it’s not like she was a complete moron. “I didn’t fill it in,” she said.
Clay says she thought tattoos were like like ear-piercings in that they were perfectly legal for 11-year-olds as long as the parent gave consent. She also stopped breathing through her mouth long enough to add that she believes her ex in-law reported the tattoo in retaliation after she filed a complaint against her daughter’s paternal grandfather.
I know it may shock you to learn that someone as bright as Clay has a criminal history but it’s true. She has past charges that include larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen goods.
I’m sure this latest charge, which she will answer to in court next month, will really help round out that LinkedIn profile of hers. In it, she describes herself as an “Independent Beauty Consultant and Entreprener.” I have no idea what an Entreprener is, but I’m guessing it has something to do with putting lipstick on pigs.Tags: Child Abuse, Crime, North Carolina, Odessa Clay, tattoo