Mother reports son's illegal arm tattoo

A mother reported Tuesday that her 16-year-old son was illegally tattooed by an artist at Broad Image Tattoo on Saturday, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

Her son kept the large tattoo on the back of his left arm hidden for several days because he knew his mother would not approve and would be "very upset with him," a report said.

The teenager said the unidentified tattoo artist didn't ask him for ID and did it for free because he wanted to show his friends and other people the kind of work he could do, a report said.