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Kids Tattooed? Suburban Tattoo Artist Arrested For Marking Up Minors

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Will County officials have arrested a man they suspect gave permanent tattoos to minors as young as 4 years old, NBC Chicago reports.

The Joliet tattoo artist George "Hook" Jerutis, 54, posted a picture on his web site that shows him tattooing the Batman symbol onto a young boy who appears to be sitting in a high chair.

The caption beneath the photo reads, "good deeds done free," and on the site Jerutis claims he once did a fundraiser for a boy needing open-heart surgery.

"What we did was to have an Ink-a-thon for 72 hrs. straight," the site reads. "We managed to raise $1,100.00 for the cause. Tattooing allowed me to give back a little."

It is not clear from the site whether the boy was the one needing surgery, or whether the tattoo pictured on his arm is real.

It illegal to tattoo a minor, and Jerutis has been arrested for it before, according to the Joliet Herald News.

Jerutis has been jailed since Thursday. His wife, Sandra, faces the same charge but was released on a recognizance bond, the Herald News reports.

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