As kids most of us bought the sweets with the fake tattoo. Remember them? They used to look hideous but we still liked them. Nobody complained since everyone knew they would go away with a good wash in the evening!

But for sure it never crossed the mind of any of our parents to let us have a real tattoo!! However, an Ohio woman was arrested for allowing her 10-year-old son to get a tattoo from an unlicensed tattoo artist who was only 16 years of age. In her “defense”, the woman explained that she was simply tired of the insistence of her son asking her to get a tattoo.

The 34-year-old mother was arrested in Bellefontaine, Ohio, after publishing a video showing her son while he was tattooed, which then became viral on social media. The woman does not appear in the video simply because she is the one who recorded the film, but admitted to the police that she gave consent for it to be done, because her son had insisted on having an initial tattoo of his name. It is unclear whether she knew that the 16-year-old tattoo artist had a history of paying little attention to hygiene and that he had also caused a client a serious infection due to a dirty needle.

The mother was accused of having endangered her son, and of having contributed to a crime committed by a minor (the underage tattoo artist without a license). If found guilty, the woman could do up to six months behind bars. The tattoo artist was also reported for the failure to apply the hygiene and safety rules.