Crystal Thomas: New York mom, 33, arrested for allowing son, 10, to get permanent tattoo on his forearm

Crystal Thomas: New York mom, 33, arrested for allowing son, 10, to get permanent tattoo on his forearm
Cops confirmed that the boy got the tattoo on his forearm in a room at a motel where he was staying with his mother Crystal Thomas and older sibling (Crystal Thomas/Facebook)

LLOYD, NEW YORK: A New York woman has been arrested by the police for letting her son, 10, get a bold permanent tattoo of his name on his forearm, the police said.

Crystal Thomas, 33, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after the school authorities of her son informed the Lloyd police about the permanent tattoo. According to state law, it is a violation of Section 260.21 of New York State Penal Law to tattoo minors under the age of 18, regardless of whether parental consent is given.

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Police said the boy was staying with his mother and older sibling in a motel when he got to know that a person in his neighborhood can give him a permanent tattoo. Lloyd Police Chief James Janso confirmed to Daily Mail that the tattoo was created on the boy's forearm in a room in a motel where Thomas was staying with her two children.

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Thomas and her two children had been staying in the Highland Motel in Highland near Poughkeepsie for several weeks before her son got a tattoo from their neighbor. The police said, "Thomas allowed her son to next door and get the tattoo and did not supervise him."

"A gentleman in the room next to them was performing tattoos and the 10-year-old boy expressed an interest in getting one," Janso told DailyMail.com, adding, "She wasn't in the room with him." "It's not a professional job," Janso revealed the tattoo on the inner forearm of the boy is around six to eight inches long.

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Lloyd police got to know about the tattoo when the boy went to school with his new tattoo and the school nurse noticed it. The school nurse requested the boy to apply Vaseline to it and informed the school resource officer who then contacted the police.

The police department said they are currently trying to locate the person who designed the tattoo on the boy's arm. The man has fled from the motel. Janso said the investigators have interrogated the mother and son but they haven’t identified what sort of relationship was shared between the tattoo artist and the boy.

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Meanwhile, Thomas has been released on an appearance ticket but no longer has custody of her children. Thomas' two children were taken in by Child Protective Services (CPS) following the incident.

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