Would you let your child get a perm tattoo? A New York woman gave her 10-year-old son permission to get some ink, and as a result, both she and the tattoo artists were arrested.
New York Times reported that 33-year-old Crystal Thomas was arrested last month for allowing her son to get a tattoo, even though she allegedly thought she was giving him permission to get a temporary one instead. The child visited his school nurse to receive ointment to treat the tattoo, and the nurse called the police after seeing his name tattooed in block letters on the inside of his forearm. Thomas was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, according to the police department Facebook pageand released on a performance ticket.
“No young child should be tattooed,” Thomas told the Times, confirming the situation was an understanding.
The tattoo artist, 20-year-old Austin Smith, is apparently unlicensed and was therefore charged with unlawful intercourse with a child. That New York Department of HealthOn its website it says: “It is a violation of Section 260.21 of the New York State Penal Law to tattoo minors under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent. Contact local law enforcement for more information.” Smith faces up to one year in prison on the charge or up to three years of probation.
“It’s the worst mistake I’ve ever made in my life,” Smith said. “At the time, I thought if you got your parents’ permission, you could get a tattoo.”
According to the Times’ report, the 10-year-old wanted the tattoo because one of his teachers has one in the same spot on his arm.
“[Smith] should have said no,’ remarked the child.
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