Nekko Ewell, 20, of Princeton, was arrested last week.
The father of the girl told authorities that she was given a tattoo on the left side of her body by Ewell.
Ewell has been charged with tattooing a person under age 18, which is a misdemeanor offense.
He was released from the Johnston County Jail on a $500 bond.
With information from Mickey Lamm/WTSB Radio