One North Carolina girl has her heart on her sleeve and she's got her mother to thank.
Inked-up mother Odessa Clay, 30, was arrested in September for tattooing her 11-year-old daughter last year.
She told police that her daughter had requested a heart above her right shoulder and she didn't know it was illegal to grant her wish.
Havelock Police charged Clay in late September with tattooing a person under the age of 18, WCTI12 reports.
The mother, who has more than a few of her own tattoos, posed for her mugshot in a white, sleeveless shirt showing off her ink on both arms.
She tattooed the girl sometime last year, police said.
'She asked me to do it,' the mother-of-the-year told the newstation.
Unapologetic, Clay said she used her own tools and numbed her daughter's arm before the permanent decoration.
'I didn't fill it in,' she said, describing the small outline on her pre-teen's body.
She said that she thought tattoos, like ear-piercing, were legal as long as the parent gave consent.
The heavily tattooed mother said that she believes her ex in-law reported the tattoo to retaliate against her for filing a complaint against her daughter's paternal grandfather, the newstation reports.
Clay is due in court next month for the charge.
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