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    Mother slammed over daughter's tattoo make-up

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    A mother has been criticised for allowing her teenage daughter to have semi-permanent tattoos on her face.


    Fourteen-year-old Sophie Watson from County Durham, who wants to become an actress or singer, needed parental consent for the radical procedure.


    Sophie had eyeliner, lipliner and a fake beauty spot painted onto her face. The effects will last about five years and cost £1,200.


    Make-up artist Tracey Giles says Sophie is too young to make an informed choice: "The decision to allow a child to have permanent make-up in order to look like an idol is encouraging Sophie to not like herself for the way she looks".


    Questioned about the procedure on live television, Sophie's mother Joy defended her decision: "Well it is semi-permanent. It's very subtle. I was happy that she knew what she was getting into, it wasn't a whim," she said.