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26 October 2007 6 Comments

Mother Accused Of Forcefully Piercing Girl’s Genitalia
October 25, 2007

NAPLES, Fla. — A 39-year-old woman is on trial for forcefully having her promiscuous 13-year-old daughter’s genitalia pierced to make it uncomfortable for her to have sex.

The girl, now 16, told jurors Wednesday how her mother in 2004 asked a tattoo artist friend to shave her head to make her unattractive to boys and later held her down for the piercing.

“She was trying to protect me, but it hurt me,” the girl testified in her mother’s trial on two counts of aggravated child abuse. “It not only hurt me physically, but it hurt me mentally…. That’s emotionally scarring. That’s physical abuse.”

Prosecutor Steve Maresca said the mother called on a friend to shave the girl’s head and do the piercing after realizing that she had been having sex — including with the mother’s boyfriend.

But defense attorney Donald Day told jurors that the mother had trouble with her rebellious daughter and that the girl agreed to the piercing to help rebuild her mother’s trust.

“It wasn’t torture or extreme violence,” Day said. “It was, in the young girl’s words, to try to save her. … That decision was a last-ditch effort. In my client’s mind, she had no other options.”
Child welfare officials were called after the girl became infected from the piercing.

Judges have rejected two proposed plea agreements as too lenient. The mother, whose name is being withheld to protect her daughter’s identity, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the charges.

Tammy “Tattoo Tammy” Meredith, 43, who did the piercing in her home, was sentenced to a year in jail for her role. An arrest warrant has been issued for the mother’s boyfriend for allegedly having sex with the girl.

Thembi Says: This actually makes me pretty upset. NO ONE has the right to alter another woman’s sensuous, not even your mother. If you have a teenager and your boyfriend is having sex with her (clearly sexual abuse), what kind of twisted bitterness makes you turn the child into a victim again? If this action were really justifiable then why did the mother have the piercing done by someone named “Tattoo Tammy” and not a reputable genital piercer (oxymoron alert)? The positive side: At least it doesn’t sound like they’re black…


  • AJ said:

    The piercing was definitely over the top….reminds me of female circumcision…ewww….

    Unfortunately now that she’s going to jail, who will be responsible for the wayward daughter? They both lose.

  • Dara said:

    i thought a genital peircing was supposed to ENHANCE things down under…a little counter productive, mom dukes.

  • My Name Is Marcus Langford said:

    This was just some twisted mess to do to a young woman. It would be as bad and my dad coming to me saying, “Come here son, let me nail this ring to your b_lls.” Not cool at all!

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  • Ray said:


    I didnt realize it at first but I see that you are in philly. I am trying to network up there b/c I am looking for a job up that way, and in fact I am looking in the non-profit arena as well.

    Get at me via email, it is on my blog profile.


  • Q said:


    I cannot even, talk to you, comment or the article or further move on with my life until I scream due to the fact that you called her kitty (AkA, nana, chocha, cosita etc etc etc) “SENSUOUS”

    what upsets me more is that tomorrow morning britght and early I shall post and where I planned on typing “cat” I WILL now have to write “sensuous”

  • MrsGrapevine said:

    Your last sentence summed it up for me, “At least it doesn’t sound like they’re black…”

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