Rare is the conversation that pairs tattoos and tampons.
But those items – along with cash – appeared to be the focus of a spat that ultimately landed Victoria Fowler, 18, in the pokey, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
Fowler’s boyfriend told Port St. Lucie police Aug. 7 that he and Fowler got in a tiff “about money, tattoos and tampons,” the affidavit states.
“Apparently, Victoria was wanting (her boyfriend) to give her some money for a new tattoo,” an affidavit states. “She is currently unemployed and has no other way of obtaining money.”
Fowler’s boyfriend initially didn’t want to give her cash because he didn’t support her getting a tattoo. He agreed to assist, however, when she said she needed money for tampons.
As he got money from his wallet he kept arguing with Fowler, also the mother of his infant son, about the tattoo.
“Apparently, Victoria did not like what he was telling her about the tattoo and decided to punch him on his chest,” the affidavit states.
Whether Fowler wanted a tattoo of a tampon was unclear.
She grabbed the money and walked away.
The boyfriend’s father and stepmother gave a similar account. The father said violence between Fowler and his son “is not uncommon and he has grown tired of it.”
The father said when he told Fowler he was going to call police she said she didn’t care because law enforcement officials wouldn’t do anything.
“She also told him that if she gets arrested and her child is taken away from her, she will kill (her boyfriend) and that this would give him a true reason to call the police,” the affidavit states.
Fowler said she pushed her boyfriend but didn’t say she punched him.
The affidavit didn’t state whether she got the tampons or the tattoo.
Fowler, of the 1900 block of Southeast West Dunbrooke Circle in Port St. Lucie, was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge.