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Rowan Co. woman accused of tattooing 12-year-old daughter

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SALISBURY, N.C. — A woman has been charged after deputies say she tattooed her 12-year-old daughter.

WBTV is reporting that someone saw the tattoo on the young girl’s arm and alerted officials with the Rowan County Department of Social Services, who then contacted the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Anna Marie Yates, 29, was charged last week with tattooing a person under 18.

The report does not indicate whether the mother is licensed or permitted to tattoo, but state law requires people to be at least 18 years old to get a tattoo.

Yates will appear in court at the end of June.

Source: WBTV

5 comments

    • hans

      Why it’s a tattoo? It could’ve been something that actually meant something to the girl. The passing of a family member or something of the sort. People all over the world tattoo children and infants so parts even perform scarification. People perform circumcisions all the time which is also by definition a body modification. I don’t see why stuff like this is that big of a deal. So long as the child is not forced and the technique is proper let people perform mods all they want. My first tattoo was at fifteen so I can’t see why twelve would be any worse.

      • hans

        Even if the child is on that show how does it affect your life? Or anyone elses? People are to nosey about what other people do. This is off subject but in the same general scheme of ideology people who don’t like tattoos because it offends them are the same “type” of people who don’t want people to be able to own guns, smoke e cigs, wear baggy pants, curse in public, and are just generally one sided and egotistical to think the world revolves around what they believe should be how society should conduct itself. Unfortunately these people are the ones who are always able to pull strings and conduct illegal business to get laws to pass. It’s sad if you understand it but most people don’t ever understand the true workings of our society and government and how tied they truly are.

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