Woman charged by deputies for tattooing daughter - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Woman charged by deputies for tattooing daughter

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

A mother who was charged by deputies for putting a heart shaped design tattoo on her daughter's arm says her rights are being taken away.

According to a report with the Rowan Sheriff's Office, a woman tattooed her 12-year-old daughter, a violation of North Carolina law.

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

"I feel like it's unfair because that's my daughter," Yates said on Tuesday.   "And you know, there's other kids out here with tattoos and piercing's and their parents signed for them, they had parental consent, I was the parent, I give consent for it, and I give it to my daughter."

Someone alerted officials with the Rowan County Department of Social Services, who then contacted the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

The tattoo was of a heart shaped design on the girl's upper right arm, according to the warrant.  

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.

"I think that's pretty ridiculous," said Joe Dobbins.  Dobbins is a tattoo artist with Inksane in Salisbury.  He says a parent should never tattoo a child.  Tattooing on a minor is really bad, let alone tattooing on your own child.  I'm not really one to judge, but it being my profession, that's a little strange."

Tattooing is regulated state by state, and even county by county by various safety regulations.

"All of that comes first, before you put needle to skin all that stuff has to be accounted for and taken care of," Dobbins told WBTV.  "You have to be registered with the Health Department, the Health Department has to permit you to tattoo."

Yates was given a written promise to appear in court on the misdemeanor offense later this month.

"I think it's wrong, I think my rights is being taken from me," Yates added, even admitting this is not the first time she's tattooed an underage person.

"I've given a 15-year-old a tattoo and I felt like if I could give a 15-year-old a tattoo I could give my own daughter a tattoo."

Copyright 2014 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Millbrook toddler faces heart surgery

    Millbrook toddler faces heart surgery

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:24 PM EST2018-02-23 21:24:36 GMT
    Maddox Lolley (right) and his mother Hannah Brooks (left). (Source: WSFA 12 News)Maddox Lolley (right) and his mother Hannah Brooks (left). (Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Maddox Lolley (right) and his mother Hannah Brooks (left). (Source: WSFA 12 News)Maddox Lolley (right) and his mother Hannah Brooks (left). (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Inside a home in Millbrook you'll find 2-year-old Maddox Lolley and his mom, Hannah Brooks. Both spent time together Friday morning and all was well.. except for one thing.

    More >>

    Inside a home in Millbrook you'll find 2-year-old Maddox Lolley and his mom, Hannah Brooks. Both spent time together Friday morning and all was well.. except for one thing.

    More >>
  • Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-02-25 23:00:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>
  • China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

    China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:05 AM EST2018-02-25 09:05:47 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-02-25 22:59:13 GMT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

    China's official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.

    More >>

    China's official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly