18-year-old arrested for tattooing 12 and 13-year-old girls
WHITEHALL, N.Y. - An 18-year-old Whitehall woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly giving tattoos to a 12 and 13-year-old girl.
Shaelynn Gordon is facing two misdemeanor charges of Tattooing a Child Less Than 18 after giving two young girls tattoos with a tattoo gun she owns at her home on November 19th.
Whitehall Police started the investigation after the girls went to the Whitehall Central School's nurse concerned about the tattoos.
The tattoos were scabbing, which the girls did not know was a complication from tattooing. There does not appear any problems with the tattoos other than that.
One girl had a tattoo of a heart, and the other a tattoo of a star. Gordon does not run a tattoo business, and did not charge for administering the tattoos.
Police say they are not sure if Gordon used a clean needle.
Gordon was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Whitehall Court at a later date.