Westland man accused of robbing, beating tattoo artist

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

It was hit for a tat instead of tit for tat.

Authorities said Thursday they have charged a 19-year-old Westland man for robbing and assaulting a tattoo artist last week.

Aidan Hudson was formally charged in court with a charge of unarmed robbery, officials said. A judge set his bond at $25,000 and scheduled the next hearing on his case for Dec. 10. Hudson is currently being housed at the Wayne County Jail.

Police said Hudson went to Inked Detroit Tattoos on Wayne Road between Joy and Warren roads and asked for a tattoo of a star on his hand.

The artist and Hudson agreed on a price of $50 and Hudson paid upfront, officials said.

But when the ink finished, Hudson told the artist he didn’t like it and demanded his money back, according to authorities. The artist refused and Hudson punched him in the face multiple times, resulting in bleeding cuts, police said.

Hudson took the money and fled, officials said.

Police were summoned to the tattoo parlor. They spoke to the victim, who declined medical treatment. He also provided them with a copy of Hudson’s driver’s license.

Officers were able to track Hudson down to a home on the 30000 block of Geraldine in Westland. He was sporting a new tattoo of a star on his hand, police said.

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