Eugene Ashley, 26, pleaded guilty to tattooing somebodyÂ
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(NEWSER) â€“ A Georgia father who tattooed "DB"â€”for "Daddy's Boy"â€”on the shoulder of his 3-year-old son has been fined $300 and sentenced to a year's probation. The tattoo was discovered when workers from the state's Department of Family and Children Services made a home visit, reports theRome News-Tribune. It is illegal in Georgia to tattoo anybody under 18.
The fatherâ€”who told police he was drunk and didn't remember tattooing the lettersâ€”is no longer allowed to have contact with the toddler. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of tattooing a minor. The district attorney called the case "egregious," though the judge appeared to have her doubts. "I am trying to figure out why this is illegal,â€ she said. â€œIs it illegal to pierce your little girlâ€™s ears?"