A Georgia mom is in hot water after letting her 10-year-old son get a tattoo. After someone noticed the ink of her son’s arm, Gaquan Napier was arrested and charged with misdemeanor cruelty and being a party to a crime.

According to Georgia law, tattooing children under the age of 18 is a crime, even if the parent consents.

Napier claims she didn’t realize it was a crime to allow her son to get a tattoo, and disagrees with the law.

“How can somebody else say that it’s not OK? 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,” she told a local news affilate.

Napier says she allowed her son to get the tattoo because it was honoring his deceased brother who died two years ago after being hit by a car.

“It made me feel good to know that he wanted his brother on him,” Napier continued. “My son came to me and said, ‘Mom, I want to get a tattoo with Malik on it, rest in peace.’ What do I say to a child who wants to remember his brother?”

“It’s not like he was asking me, ‘Can I get Sponge Bob?’ Like people getting all kinds of things on them,” Napier concluded. “He asked me something that’s in remembrance of his brother. How can I say no?”

Napier isn’t the only parent who’s been arrested for allowing their child to get a tattoo. Back in 2010 Patty Jo Marsh and Jacob Bartels were arrested for allegedly tattooing six of their children.

While I wouldn’t let my child get a tattoo at 10-years-old, should a parent be arrested for doing so?

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  • chanela

    i’m surprised noone has asked “where is the father?” yet.

    • stpaulmn

      I guess we all assumed he was ghost.

  • brenda

    I am a parent that lost a child and my daughter wanted to get her sisters name on her ITold her not till she was 18. At 10 years old kids really don’t know what they want they always change their minds how many clothes or toys did you throw out because the kids didn’t like them anymore

  • brenda

    And for everyone asking about the tatoos artist he was an ammature and the mom refuses to tell ayone who did it

  • i think she should be punished and pissed on,,what does she tell a 10 year that ask???tell him hell no!!!! i wish my kids would come and ask me about a damn tattoo!!! people do the dumbest shit!!! the law needs to deal with her,,i dont care what race

  • Becca

    I would not have allowed my 10 year old to get a tatoo, no matter what the reason. Yes, I have one myself but I was over 30 before I made the decision to finally get one. My 16, now 17 asked for one for his 16th birthday and was told NO. — Now, I want to ask one more questions.. Why does someone ALWAYS have to pull the RACIST card?? I’m so sick of that BS. As another poster stated, this is not 1955. Stop acting like everything is about skin color. It’s not. Stop the BS crying and know that skin color does not determine your worth. You MUST feel that it does, and you need to get over it. We “White Folks” of today are not responbible for the past.. Most of us do not think that way AT ALL..