LLOYD, N.Y. (WTEN) — Police in Lloyd, New York, arrested a woman accused of letting her 10-year-old get an arm tattoo, along with the tattoo artist who allegedly inked the child.
Crystal Thomas, 33, was arrested on Oct. 4. She was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, Thomas could face up to one year in prison or three years’ probation.
Police in Lloyd later confirmed they had tracked down the artist, whom they identified as Austin L. Smith, and arrested him Sunday. Smith was charged with unlawfully dealing with a child, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Both Thomas and Smith were released ahead of their scheduled court dates. Thomas was due back in court Thursday, while Smith is slated to appear Nov. 3.
In New York, tattooing anyone under the age of 18 — even with parental consent — is against the law. Such an offense is considered a Class B misdemeanor.
Police did not provide further details regarding the tattoo design.