After allowing her 10-year-old son get a tattoo, a mother filmed the entire process.
But that wasn’t all…
The mother then decided to share the experience, posting the video to Facebook.
The mother, Nikki Dickinson, 34, was later arrested in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
She was taken into custody on Friday on charges of child endangering and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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The video shows the boy being tattooed by a 16-year-old boy, also a minor, who has a record of malpractice.
The teen tattoo artist who gave the boy the tattoo had once before given a person MRSA from a dirty needle, according to police and ABC.
The teen was charged with safety and not following safety and sanitary guidelines.
In the video, a friend of the mother is shown trying to distract the young boy – most likely from the pain of the needle.
According to Ohio law, it is technically legal for minors to get tattoos with their parents’ consent but only if it is done in place of business where health and safety standards are met.
The mother was not charged for allowing the young boy to get a tattoo but for how she allowed it to happen.
The mother was charged with contributing to juvenile delinquency due to her filming the incident and appearing to encourage him into it.
On Friday, the mother cried as she had her first booking photograph taken. She now faces up to six months in jail if she is convicted of a first-degree misdemeanor endangering of a child, along with contributing to the delinquency of a child, which is also a first-degree misdemeanor.
The teen is being charged as a minor – with two delinquency counts of tattooing prohibitions.
The teen’s mother said the teen regretted taking part in the incident, commenting on Facebook the following:
“Justice made a bad choice by being involved with it but she did nothing else wrong…but really this child is not abused nor neglected.”
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“Does his mother make bad decisions? Yes. But when you got people beating up old people and people actually abusing their kids no one says nothing.”
Uhm….yea but tattooing ten-year-olds is also pretty bad.
A photo was shared online after the incident, displaying an ‘S’ on the child’s arm.
As you can imagine, many viewers were upset and shared their opinion. One commenter said:
“Why don’t you give the baby a cigarette and vodka too. Tell this baby to get a job, and pay bills too.
Looks like these parents don’t want to raise a kid if they treat him like an adult. Wipe the childhood out of his life. This should be considered abuse.”
And I could not agree more. Let us hope justice is swift and the mother of this young boy does time.
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