A North Georgia couple is accused of tattooing six children with a homemade device.
Patty Jo Marsh and Jacob Edward Bartels were arrested Monday when the mother of one of the children discovered a tattoo on her daughter’s hand and contacted police.
The mother accused of tattooing her own children invited Eyewitness News inside her home today to set the record straight.”We were making it look like it was a cross,” said Jo-Jo Marsh, “so the kids could have something they could say it was.”
Jo-Jo Marsh shows Eyewitness News the tattoo on her son’s hand. The mark is a cross-like symbol left by a home-made tattoo gun with a guitar string as a needle. “We didn’t even break the skin barely,” said Marsh, “they are very tiny, just through a few layers, on the top, they will fade away, that’s how minuscule this is.”
Marsh and her husband, Jacob Bartels, face child cruelty charges after detectives found the same mark on six of the couple’s seven children. One of the children is just 10 years-old.
I’d have tattooed ACAB on each of their foreheads. Hopefully then they wouldn’t survive long enough to breed.