Why would anyone let a fifth grader give a tattoo? Watch the video and find out!
Lilly Hibbs' mother is a body piercer and her father is a tattoo artist--and the fifth grader says she wants to follow in her dad's footsteps. Tattoos, she says, are her passion.
"Monkey see, monkey do," said Stephen Hibbs, Lilly's dad. "I guess she watches us everyday she wants to be a part of it."
"Most parents would say, 'I can't believe your kid wants to be a tattoo artist.' I say, 'I can only be lucky if my kid turns out to be a tattoo artist,'" Stephen said.
Lilly often accompanies her father to his job at Suffer City Tattoos in Dallas, shadowing him while he tattoos clients. Lilly gave her father her first tattoo when she was just seven years old--it was Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants.
She and her dad posted a demonstration video on YouTube, and soon, Lilly had her first client. A man drove all the way from North Carolina to get a tattoo by the pint-sized artist. "He wanted an anchor, so she drew him an anchor," Stephen said. "He loved it."
However, Lilly doesn't work alone. The needle is pretty hefty, so her dad holds it steady while she draws.
She charges only $5 for each tattoo, but she is saving up for a goal: A gigantic plastic gingerbread man.
Check out the video to watch Lilly give her first tattoo.
Do you think this is irresponsible parenting or a harmless pastime?