Couple charged with tattooing children

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. — A Chattooga County couple was arrested for tattooing six of their children.

WAGA-TV reports that PattyJo Marsh and her husband, 34-year-old Jacob Edwards, tattooed themselves and six children using a plastic pen body with a needle made from a guitar string connected to an electric motor.

Five children got a crosslike tattoo on their hands and a sixth had "mom and dad" inked on his arm.

The pair were arrested after the biological mother of two of the children complained the tattoos wouldn't wash off.

Marsh tells WAGA that they did it because the children asked them to.

Marsh and Edwards are charged with three counts each of illegal tattooing, second degree child cruelty and reckless conduct. Both bonded out of jail Friday evening.

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