Brett Allen Breding, 20, was facing charges of tattooing without a license, giving tattoos to six teenagers under 18--illegal in Oregon--and an unrelated theft charge. The tattooing violations are considered misdemeanors. The theft charge was a felony, and Breding was facing serious jail time.
Instead, the judge decided to be lenient giving him 18 months of supervised probation. If he completes his probation, all charges will be dropped. One issue that worked in Bredings favor was that no one who received tattoos from him in the time that he worked at the Crow studio got an infection from his work. None of the girls testified, and Breding made no statement.
Breding was characterized as a good person who was a model student in school. Though unlicensed, he did receive some training when he lived in Arizona. His attorney is confident that he will complete his probation and is determined to turn his life around.