N.M. tattoo artist accused of offering tattoos for food stamps

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by WHAS11

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Posted on October 4, 2013 at 5:14 PM

(WHAS11) – A Facebook offer from a tattoo artist in New Mexico caught the eye of would-be customers along with police.

He offered a tattoo in exchange for food stamps which is illegal.

The state is investigating this case and any others like it.

The owner of the tattoo parlor where the artist works says she’s horrified.

“A couple of people have come and said they’ve gone on our website and they see he’s posting that he’s working here and that he is tattooing for food stamps. That is not true. We are a professional business here and we do not do that at all,” the owner said.

The tattoo artist says he knows the offer was wrong but he was just trying to put food on the table for his family.

The artist has not been charged.

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