A child is free to do whatever they desire once they turn 18 but until then their parents her responsible for their well being and actions. This is why a mother was arrested for allowing her daughter who is only just in her fifth grade have a tattoo.
A fifth-grade teacher at Arnco Sargent Elementary in Newnan, Georgia, discovered the student with a tattoo that reads, “Jesus loves” on her right shoulder. Another fifth-grade teacher discovered the tattoo after the student had worn a strapless dress to the school dance so they reported to the police.
The teacher who discovered the tattoo described it as being “bluish green with Jesus written above the cross and loves written below.”
When police began to investigate the incident, the girl stated that her father made her get the tattoo. However, later she changed her story saying that her father did not make her get a tattoo and that she wanted it. The girl’s mother, 35-year-old Emma Nolan, stated that the girl no longer sees her father and that she had no knowledge about the father letting her get a tattoo.
Nolan and the tattoo artist Brenda Gaddy were later booked into the Coweta County Jail for tattooing the body of any person under the age of 18.