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Ink Stink—Joliet Man Tattoos 15-year-old Girl's Chest in Motel Room: Cops

The 23-year-old actually tattooed the teen's chest a month ago but touched it up early Wednesday morning.

A Joliet man armed with a tattoo machine he bought online inked-up the chest of a teenage girl at a Plainfield Road motel, police said.

Anthony Garcia, 23, of 815 Cora St. was charged with tattooing the body of a minor in connection with the piece he allegedly put on a 15-year-old girl's chest.

The girl's mother called the police shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday when she found her daughter with Garcia at the Townhouse Motel. Garcia took off on foot before officers arrived at the 832 Plainfield Road motel, police said.

The teen had reportedly told her mother she was with a girlfriend but admitted she went to the motel to meet with Garcia so he could touch up a tattoo he gave her on April 10. He had tattooed the letters P and R on her chest and they needed a little sprucing up, according to police, who were unsure what significance letters held. P and R are not the teen's initials, police said.

Garcia returned to the motel and confessed to working on the girl's chest with a tattoo machine he had bought online, police said. He reportedly conceded that he has no tattooing license and did not receive written permission to tattoo the girl from either of her parents, which apparently would have made it all right.

Garcia was also arrested on a warrant charging he failed to appear in court last week for a criminal damage to property case.

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Mom of 7 May 05, 2014 at 12:42 PM
It was his room and he was there with his 2 young children and another female. She didnt pay for it.
Johnny appleseed May 05, 2014 at 01:08 PM
So he does free tattoos?
Mom of 7 May 05, 2014 at 01:42 PM
She had money saved......what exactly are you insinuating? She is generally a good kid.....it was a bad situation and she made a bad choice.
Mom of 7 May 05, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Even as adults we still make bad choices on occasion. Atleast the honest ones will admit they have..
Dan R May 22, 2014 at 06:49 AM
Awwwww.... what a sweet story

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