CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) – A man who was a non-licensed tattoo artist in Chaska was arrested recently after one of his juvenile male clients was infected by a tattoo, according to police.
Authorities said the man learned how to be a tattoo artist while in prison and was illegally operating a tattoo parlor out of his residence without a license. A search warrant was executed on the man’s home after police learned of his practice.
Police seized the man’s tattoo machine as well as several other accessories used to print tattoos.
Authorities said they also seized drug paraphernalia from the home. The man was arrested for an active warrant for failing to pay child support. He was charged with tattooing a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Minnesota Department of Health is also following up with the case as they investigate the licensing of body artists.