A woman facing a charge of tattooing her then 11-year-old daughter now faces two additional charges connected with the alleged incident.
Odessa Jean Clay, 30, of Grantsboro in Pamlico County, was charged Tuesday with tattooing without a permit, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Havelock police.
Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus said the charges stemmed from the investigation into a March 2011 incident in which Clay allegedly tattooed her then 11-year-old daughter while staying at the Budget Inn in Havelock.
She was charged in September with tattooing a person under age 18.
Clay is scheduled to appear in Craven County District Court on Nov. 15 on the September charge as well as the two new charges.
According to Havelock police investigator Christopher Morning, Clay told authorities that the tattoo was a general consensus between her and her daughter. Morning said Clay used tattoo equipment she owned to inscribe an outline of a heart on the child’s upper right chest.
State law prohibits giving a person under 18 a tattoo, even with a parent’s consent.