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    19-year-old man charged charged with giving tattoo to a minor

    A 19-year-old Tyngsborough man has been charged with a municipal bylaw violation and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — a needle — after he allegedly gave a tattoo to a minor. Police Chief Richard Howe has stated that Jacob Rood was not operating an established tattoo parlor when he tattooed a skull onto the chest of a 16-year-old, whose parents contacted police when they saw it. Howe said Rood did not have a permit from the Board of Health, which would ensure proper procedures, sterilized needles, and a healthy environment. No permits are available to tattoo a minor. Rood’s case is being processed through Lowell District Court.