A TATTOO-obsessed mum has come under fire for putting fake ink on her one-year-old baby.
Shamekia Morris, a fashion designer, started giving her son Treylin temporary tattoos when he was just six months old.
But critics accuse her of raising him to be a ‘gangster’ and a ‘thug’.
She often shares photos of her baby on social media, under the name NuggetWorld561, in which he is covered in tattoos all over his body.
She told Truly: “I get a lot of flak, people say I’m raising my son as a ‘gangster’ or a ‘thug’; they are not used to seeing a baby with tattoos.
“When I was eight months [pregnant] I did a maternity shoot with my brothers at a tattoo shop.
“I was bullied on social media. All the comments were negative, people said that my baby was going to be born with a lot of tattoos. She’s going to have poison on her skin. She was crazy.”
And now that her son Trey was born, she is often attacked by trolls who write comments that include that he is “going to be killed in the streets” or that she is “raising him to go to prison”.
Shamekia, from West Palm Beach, Florida, added: “The backlash has been horrible.
“It hurts me because I know I’m not a bad mother and they call me all kinds of names. It’s crazy.”
However, he says he “doesn’t care” because this is the “lifestyle” he enjoys.
She adds: “If you’re judging someone for a 30-second video on social media, that’s your business, but what you say or think about someone won’t determine who they are in the future.”
Shamekia, who has amassed more than 319,000 followers on TikTok, insists that Treylin ‘loves’ temporary ink.
It also has its own dressing room, which is stocked with clothes for little boys, as well as more than 150 pairs of slippers.
She concluded, “My take on being a great mom is being her cheerleader, being her go-to person, being her best friend.”