Mom under fire for allowing 10-year-old to get tattoo

Published On: Jan 20 2012 02:53:06 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 20 2012 02:56:10 PM EST
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A Georgia mother has come under fire for allowing her 10-year-old son to get a tattoo.

Chuntera Napier said her son, Gaquan, wanted to get the tattoo to commemorate his 12-year-old brother who had died.

The 10-year-old got his brother’s name and basketball jersey number on his right arm.

A 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."

Napier was arrested and charged with misdemeanor cruelty and being a party to a crime, according to local television station WSBTV.

What do you think? Is anyone at fault?

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