Man charged with tattooing stepdaughter; second such case in a few weeks

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."

King turned himself in at the Sheriff's Office on the charge.