Two accused of illegally tattooing teens

File photo of police emergency lights.
File photo.

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) – Sparta police arrested one man and are looking for a second after some teens were illegally tattooed at a downtown apartment.

Officers say they received a tip that some students from the Sparta Alternative Independent Learning School paid between $5 and $30 for tattoos, but didn’t have permission from their parents. Police say the minors were ages 16 and 17.

WKBT-TV says a 24-year-old man was arrested and released from the Monroe County Jail. Authorities are still looking for a second man.

Tattooing of children is a Class “D” forfeiture with a penalty of up to $200.

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