"I don't think this tattoo will ever get old," she says. "I honestly don't feel as if I'll ever have any reason to get it removed."
Her mom stands by the decision as well. "Breanna is a very mature girl for her age," her mother, Dahloan, says. "We have very good communication so that encouraged me to let her do it."
Though more and more parents are open to the idea of teenage tattoos, many are adamantly opposed. Some moms told ABC News they'd make their teens wait until age 18 and move out of the house to get inked.
Temporary tattoos are increasingly popular alternative for those on the fence about to-tattoo or not-to-tattoo.
A 2008 Harris Poll found that the biggest reason people cited for regretting their tattoos was that they were too young at the time they got one. Tattoo removal can be a very long, often very expensive and painful process.
Temptu, a line of extremely realistic-looking rub-on tattoos, last three to five days before washing off. The company has seen a 1,000 percent increase in commercial sales in the past year.
But for teens like Hembree and Linthicum, a permanent tattoo is their tattoo of choice, a choice they're content to live with for the rest of their lives.
"I like the idea that they are always going to be there," Hembree said. "I like the passion associated with them."