A Cartersville man jailed this week on a misdemeanor charge of tattooing a minor is accused of twice "inking" an underage girl.
Cartersville Police Department Capt. Mark Camp said the minor allegedly received the tattoos from Tyler Anthony Waits, 25, at the Leake Street apartment complex listed as Waits' residence, Magnolia Apartments.
It's unclear if Waits is a professional tattoo artist or affiliated with any local tattoo shops. Camp declined to provide the girl's age.
Back in January, an Acworth mom made headlines when she was arrested after her son got a tattoo. Chuntera Napier, 31, was charged with misdemeanor child cruelty after allegedly allowing her 10-year-old son to get "inked" in honor of his older brother who had died at age 12 after being hit by a car.
It is illegal in Georgia for anyone under 18 to be tattooed except for medical reasons. Piercings, however, can be performed on anyone under 18 with a parent's consent.
Should parents be allowed to consent to tattoos for their underage kids? Tell us what you think in the comments.
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