Police investigate connection between under-age tattooing and high-profile thefts


A complaint of a minor who had been tattooed has led police to investigate not only the alleged tattoo artists, but also several other crimes including the theft of $7,000 in flooring.

Police served a search warrant at 306 Hungerford Hill #7, where they seized a large amount of tattooing equipment including 13 tattoo machines, a printer, sterilization equipment and ink, said Captain John Hamilton. It is illegal, in the state of Alaska, to tattoo anyone under the age of 18.

Police suspect the tattoo equipment could be the property of the late Richard Whidby. Whidby was shot and killed by the...

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