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Ohio mother charged after allegedly allowing 10-year-old to be tattooed by teen

Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 16:03:03-04

A mother is facing charges after she allegedly allowed a teen to give her 10-year-old son a tattoo inside a home in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Nikki J. Dickinson, 34, was charged with misdemeanor child endangering and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to ABC affiliate WSYX in Columbus.

In a video that went viral on Facebook and sparked outrage online, a 10-year-old boy is seen getting a tattoo by another teen inside a home.

Officers told WSYX that the mom said she got "tired" of her son asking, so she allowed him to get a tattoo.

Dickinson endangered her son by allowing him to get a tattoo in unsafe, unsanitary conditions, according to court documents.

The 16-year-old teen in the video gives tattoos at home, according to a witness. Investigators said it's believed the teen gave a tattoo to another individual that turned into a MRSA infection, WSYX reports.

The 16-year-old teen was charged with two delinquency counts of tattooing prohibitions, according to WSYX.