Tattoo man fined $400 for odd job

For giving an underage girl a homemade tattoo, a 44-year-old man was ordered to pay $400 in City Court fines and fees.

Dan J. West, of 1101 E. Dominick St., was ordered by Judge Daniel C. Wilson Wednesday to pay a $200 fine and $200 surcharge on one count of second-degree unlawfully dealing with a child.

Police said on Oct. 10, West gave a 14-year-old girl a tattoo on her right wrist at her home on West Embargo Street. In a statement to police, West said he used his own tattooing equipment. West told police that he did not want to give the underage girl a tattoo, but she had been persistent in asking.

According to the girl’s mother, the tattoo of initials and a date were to honor the girl’s grandmother, who had recently passed away.

Also in City Court:

¿ Travis C. Noonan, 26, of Poland, was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, $395 surcharge, had his license revoked for six months and was granted a one-year conditional discharge on one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or greater.

Police said at 1:14 a.m. Oct. 5, Noonan registered a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent while northbound on South James Street.