4 Fast Facts
- A Kokomo man gave an 11-year-old boy a tattoo.
- The man also gave the boy’s mother a neck tattoo at the same time.
- The man was arrested for giving a minor a tattoo.
- He is being held on the Howard County Jail on an $8,000 bond.
KOKOMO, Ind. – A Kokomo man was arrested after police say he gave an 11-year-old boy a tattoo. Ted Williamson, 33, was charged with tattooing a minor and synthetic drug possession.
According to court documents, Williamson gave the boy the tattoo while he was visiting his mother in an apartment in the 300 block of East Walnut Street. Williamson also gave the boy’s mother a neck tattoo when he gave the boy a tattoo on his foot.
The boy showed his father the tattoo when he returned home, and his father reported the incident to the Howard County Child Protection Services. They referred him to police to pursue charges.
According to court documents, the father told police that he is concerned the instruments were not properly sterilized and the needles were dirty.
"I had to take my son to the hospital and have all of this blood work done because she has all of these known diseases and knowing that she has has all of those, she had a tattoo put on her with the same equipment then turns around and has it done on my son," says the 11-year-old boy's dad Scott Pearson.
Williamson is currently being held in the Howard County Jail on an $8,000 bond.