05/21/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Concord, NH – Four men were charged Thursday, May 20, 2010, with coercing a 14-year-old special-needs boy to get a tattoo, claiming they would stop picking on him if he went through with the inking, as reported by WMUR.com.
The boy was a student at Concord High.
Police reported the tattoo consisted of two obscene words and was tattooed on the boy’s buttock. They report the boy was tattooed against his will.
Blake Vannest, 18, of Concord, was charged with two counts of assault, tattooing without a license, indecent exposure, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal threatening.
Donald Wyman, 20, also of Concord, was charged with criminal liability for the conduct of another and conspiracy to commit endangering the welfare of a minor.
Ryan Fisk, a 19-year-old from Concord, faces charges of two counts of assault, tattooing without a license, endangering the welfare of a child, sale of a controlled drug and criminal threatening.
Travis Johnston,18, of Concord as well, was charged with conspiracy to commit endangering the welfare of a minor.
A fifth participant to the event was a 15-year-old who will be charged later.
The student’s tattoo will require a medical procedure in order to remove it.
Fisk was being held on $35,000 cash only bail. Prosecutors pointed out Fisk has a swastika tattoo and white supremacy beliefs. His defense attorney claims he regrets the tattoo and has attempted to remove it.
Vannest also has a swastika tattoo.
Prosecutors claim Wyman outlined the boy’s tattoo, but Vannest and Fisk actually gave the boy the tattoo.