Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS — A Norcross woman is accused of tattooing an 11-year-old elementary schooler.
Nineteen-year-old Dayana Maldonado — who, according to jail records, has plenty of tattoos herself — was arrested last week and charged with tattooing of an underage person, a misdemeanor. She was released on $1,300 bond.
According to Gwinnett County police reports, the mother of an 11-year-old Stripling Elementary School student noticed a “small star tattoo” on her daughter’s lower back while helping her get dressed one day. The girl reportedly began crying before admitting Maldonado had created the star, described by police as “poorly drawn” and “uneven in dimension.”
“(The victim) told me that she didn’t want anyone to get into trouble and also indicated that she planned on getting additional tattoos,” the responding officer wrote in a report. “She affectionately referred to her tattoo as ‘a tramp stamp.’”
Maldonado initially denied giving the tattoo and that the young girl, a cousin of Maldonado’s girlfriend, had ever been to her home on Wind Way Court, but eventually admitted doing so. She reportedly told police she had been tattooing her girlfriend when the girl began asking questions.
“(Maldonado) told me that (the victim) was watching and began asking questions like, does getting a tattoo hurt?” the police officer wrote. “She said that (the victim) began asking for a tattoo as well. (Maldonado) told me that she initially told her no, stating that (she) was too young. She told me that she eventually agreed to do the tattoo after all three subjects agreed to keep the tattoo a secret.”
Maldonado told police she had sold her tattooing equipment after the allegations against her came to light.