Richland Co. man arrested for tattooing daughter

February 8, 2013 

Victor Shane Scoggins


— Victor Shane Scoggins, 39, allegedly gave his 14-year-old daughter two tattoos on Oct. 1 last year: the image of a handgun and the phrase “Daddy’s girl.”

He was charged Thursday with tattooing a minor, neglect of a child and tattooing without the required state health department certificate, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said.

South Carolina law requires that tattoo artists and their facilities be certified. Tattoo artists must have received training about blood-bourne pathogens, infection control, first-aid and CPR.The law prohibits tattooing anyone under the age of 18.

Scoggins, if found guilty, could be fined up to $2,000 or imprisoned for a year or both.

Sheriff Leon Lott said his department was tipped to the girl’s tattoos and told that Scoggins may have tattooed others illegally.

Anyone who has received a tattoo from Scoggins or knows someone who has is asked to contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Scoggins was being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Thursday evening.

-- Rachael Myers Lowe

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