Gym coach charged with tattooing minors without consent
COTTAGE GROVE — A 37-year-old Hastings man has been cited for two counts of tattooing minors without written parental consent.
The tattoos were done over the summer. The charge is a misdemeanor.
One of the teens, a 16-year-old girl, received three tattoos from Hardy. One is on her wrist and reads “Strength.” Another was done on her shoulder blade, and a cross was done on her neck.
Hardy is the head gymnastics coach at Park High School.
Minnesota statute 609.2246 reads: “No person under the age of 18 may receive a tattoo unless the person provides written parental consent to the tattoo. The consent must include both the custodial and noncustodial parents, where applicable.”