A 33-year-old mother, Crystal Thomas, is facing child endangerment charges after allowing her 10-year-old son to get a permanent tattoo on his arm.
According to an arrest report issued by the Town of Lloyd Police. Officers arrested Crystal Thomas on Oct. 4 on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child due to her allowing her 10-year-old child to get a large permanent ink tattoo on his arm.
Tbomas was released on an appearance ticket and scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 20th.
A week and a half after Crystal Thomas’ arrest, Lloyd Police arrested the tattoo artist, 20-year-old Austin Smith, for unlawfully dealing with a child and endangering the welfare of a child. He was also released on an appearance ticket and is due in court Nov. 3.
The tattoo is reportedly 6 to 8 inches long and says the boy’s name. Police heard about the tattoo when the boy went to the nurse’s office at his school to get Vaseline rubbed on the ink.
According to police, the boy received the tattoo at a motel, and Thomas was allegedly not in the room at the time.
Lloyd Police Chief James Janso told Hudson Valley One the tattoo itself is “not a professional job.”
The boy and his siblings have reportedly been placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.
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