Tattoo artist caught running illegal business from home 27 Jan 12

A Chaska juvenile’s infected body art has led police to the door of a man accused of offering tattoo services without a license.

Police learned of the alleged practice and discovered that some of the male suspect’s clients were juveniles. Officers executed a search warrant at his residence and found machines and needles involved with giving a tattoo, along with pictures of recent tattoos the man had allegedly done.

The man was arrested on an active warrant for failure to pay child support and was charged with tattooing a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say the man apparently picked up the skill in prison.