Georgia mother, Chuntera Napier, was arrested for allowing her 10 yr-old son, Gaquan, to get a tattoo on his right arm in honor of his late brother, Malik.
Malik, 12, was killed two years ago by a teenage driver, and Gaquan was with him when the accident happened. Napier says her son asked her if he could get a tattoo to honor his brother, and she didn’t know how to refuse his request. She allowed him to get a tattoo with his brother’s name and former basketball number. (Napier has several tattoos of her own in memory of her late son).
A 2010 Georgia law states that it is “unlawful for any person to tattoo the body of any person under the age of 18, except for a physician or osteopath.” Napier asserts that she was unaware of the law, and is in disbelief that parental consent wasn’t enough.
Napier has been charged with misdemeanor cruelty and being party to a crime. The Smyrna, GA tattoo artist is also under investigation.
From Toddlers With Tiaras to Tots With Tattoos…where is the parenting, folks?