Parent Fail: Couple Gives Kids Tattoos
Mommy, I want a tattoo of Dora the Explorer
We get the appeal of ink. Really…. when you’re nineteen and want to make one last statement of rebellion there’s no better way to do that than by getting a tramp stamp. And the first sign of a young mom is a tattoo of her kids’ names that wraps around the ankle, complete with a picture of a dolphin, rainbow or stars. Or all three.
But giving your kids tattoos with a guitar string and needle (isn’t that the way they do tattoos in prison?) is beyond your typical parent fail. The Georgia couple, Patty “Jo-Jo” Marsh and Jacob Bartels didn’t realize they were doing anything illegal when they tattooed six of seven collective children, ages 10-17.
The tattoos “didn’t break the skin and would fade over time.” They don’t know what the big deal is and said they would never harm their children. They gave each of the children small cross tattoos. A fail on two parts: giving your kids tattoos and the lameness of said tattoos.
It gets worse: Marsh isn’t even the biological mother of all the children.
Can you imagine your kids coming home with tattoos given to them from their dad’s new girlfriend?
“If I’m such a bad parent, then how come they brought the kids back right after I got out jail?” Marsh reportedly asked.