SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A Rowan County man has been charged with putting a tattoo on the right hip of his stepdaughter, and it's the second such case in Rowan County in a little over a month.
Bobby Carrol King, 51, of Kannapolis, was charged on Tuesday with putting a tattoo on an underage person.
The girl is 15 and in North Carolina the legal age for getting a tattoo is 18. According to the report, King created a tattoo that said "May Death Never Stop You."
In June, Anna Marie Yates faced the same charge for putting a tattoo on her daughter.
At that time a local tattoo artist told WBTV that it is dangerous for unlicensed people to put tattoos on underage subjects.
"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."