The mother of a 10-year-old boy was arrested in Highland, New York, for allowing her son to get a permanent tattoo on his forearm.
Crystal Thomas was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a school nurse discovered her son’s new tattoo, his name in large block letters, and reported it to school officials. Thomas faces up to one year in prison if convicted, and her two children were both taken away by child protective services. The tattoo artist was also arrested.
In New York, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to get a tattoo, even with parental consent.
What is the reasoning? That a tattoo is possibly a regrettable choice? You can remove a tattoo, you can’t reattach your dick.