Man Cited for Giving Tattoos in Home Near Paragould

MARCH 6, 2007 - Posted at 3:35 p.m. CST

PARAGOULD, AR - A man in Greene County has been cited for operating an unlicensed tatoo parlor out of his home.

Sheriff's deputies say 30-year-old Terry J. Bass also hadn't completed a course on blood-borne pathogens.

Sheriff's Captain Bruce Drope says deputies were told two clients developed high staph infections after getting tattoos from Bass.

Drope says Bass was cooperative.  He told deputies he'd been in operation for about six months and gave about 15 to 20 tattoos.

Bass is to appear in court April 7.

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