The tattoo he wanted to was remember his dead 12 year old brother who had recently died after being hit by a car. Mom thought it was a great idea and a good way for her younger son to honor his brother. In fact, she got one too.
Napier was arrested and charged with misdemeanor cruelty and being partner to a crime. She has
boned bonded out of jail.
The tattoo, the brother’s name and basketball number on Gaquan’s right arm was seen by someone at his school. The person at the school called the authorities and the mother was soon arrested.
Georgia law from 2010 states, “It shall be unlawful for any person to tattoo the body of any person under the age of 18, except a physician or osteopath.”
“I always thought that if a parent gave consent, then it was fine,” she said. “How can somebody else say that it’s not okay? 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. 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?” Napier said. “He asked me for something that’s in remembrance of his brother. How can I say no?”