A Sanford man faces charges from South Portland police after he allegedly put tattoos on two underage girls.

Police charged Rayvon Freeman, 23, with assault, tattooing without a license and tattooing a person under 18 years old. Police say that on Sunday, Freeman was chatting online with a teenager and a pre-teen, then met the girls at a South Portland apartment and applied the tattoos.

State law requires tattoo artists to be licensed and that the application be performed in a clean environment.

Freeman’s bail was set at $3,000 and his bail conditions prohibit him from possessing tattooing equipment, police said.

Police said unlicensed tattoo artists are referred to as “scratchers” and do not meet mandatory state standards, police said.




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