How young is to young to get a tattoo? Well, If your Odessa Clay from North Carolina she might not have an answer. North Carolina police arrested Ms. Clay for tattooing her 11 year old daughter. Odessa claimed her daughter wanted the tattoo so Clay used her own equipment to ink a small heart over her daughter's shoulder. Odessa claims she didn't know it was illegal to tattoo someone under the age of 18. Would you let your kids get a tattoo if they weren't 18?