Tattoo Artists Make News With Crimes on Two Continents

James “Jacob” Thompson, 22, was arrested in Texas on a bizarre mix of charges, including the allegation that he agreed to cut out a teenage girl’s birth control device in her arm before giving her a tattoo. What is amazing is that this may not be the worst tattooing crime recorded this week. Australia may have topped Texas this week in the most bizarre felonious tattoo.

Thompson allegedly gave a tattoo to a 16-year-old girl at a party and agreed to remove the birth control implant. What is interesting is the charges: in addition to tattooing at an unlicensed facility and tattooing a prohibited person, he was charged with practicing medicine without a license.

They also found 14 outstanding warrants for Thompson and an unmarked pill bottle containing once pill of ecstasy. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance as well.

In the meantime, in Ipswich, Australia, a tattoo artist has been charged with assault after tattooing his friend’s back. The two had had an argument and the friend wanted a yin and yang symbol. Instead, the artist tattooed a giant penis on his back with a slogan suggesting that he was gay (The slogan was reportedly misspelled to add insult to injury).

When he showed it to his girlfriend at home, she immediately informed him that “I don’t think it’s the tattoo you were after.”

Source: New York Daily News

7 thoughts on “Tattoo Artists Make News With Crimes on Two Continents”

  1. love the news you people who believe everything you hear are as stupid as those that print it …..tattooing is a work of art the other crap the man was not charged for that crime …. to all you hipicrits……get lost

  2. I hope the Australian is directed to pay for the removal of his ex-friends tattoo, removal is expensive.

  3. Thanks for the definitions above and it looks a though our tattoo artist will be at an inhouse studio where tattooing originally became popular…after the Navy that is.

  4. Assault is often defined to include not only violence, but any intentional physical contact with another person without their consent.[4][5][6] In common law jurisdictions, including England and Wales and the United States, battery is the crime that represents the unlawful physical contact, though this distinction does not exist in all jurisdictions. Exceptions exist to cover unsolicited physical contact which amount to normal social behavior known as de minimis harm. Assault can also be considered in cases involving the spitting on, or unwanted exposure of bodily fluids to others. …

    The elements of battery are (1) a volitional act[8] (2) done for the purpose of causing an harmful or offensive contact with another person or under circumstances that make such contact substantially certain to occur and (3) which causes such contact…..
    Some jurisdictions have incorporated the definition of civil assault into the definition of the crime making it a criminal assault to intentionally place another person in “fear” of a harmful or offensive contact.

    This is copied from Wikipedia

Comments are closed.