Arvada tattoo artist arrested for sexually assaulting clients

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GOLDEN, Colo. (KDVR) — Austin Heuberger, a tattoo artist at Ding-Bat Studios in Arvada, was charged in a second case of unlawful sexual contact of a client on Tuesday.

Heuberger, 26, was charged on March 17 with unlawful sexual contact of female client. He is accused of a second case on August 14, while out on bond.

Both women reported being sexually assaulted while they were on the table being tattooed, according to Jefferson County officials.

Josh and Joseph, owners of Ding-Bat Studios, gave FOX31 this statement:

In light of recent charges, allegations and potential events that one of our tattooers may have been engaged in, we at Ding-Bat Studios, would like to formally announce that Austin Heuberger has been let go as of today. We would like to make it known publicly known (sic) that we do not condone any of the actions Austin may have been engaged in and had no knowledge of said actions. Our sincerest apologies to victims and their families for any of the hurt this may have caused. As business owners and reputable tattooers for a combined 20+ years, it’s is paramount that we state actions like this cannot continue to flourish in this community, as with any. There is no longer room for people to stay silent in times like these. At this time, we would like to encourage any other victims to go directly to the Arvada Police Department for any other information at 720-898-6762.

In addition, we would also like to state that we are in no way connected to Sworn Oath Tattoo in Arvada and Austin has never worked in this business. The information provided by the DA is false in this aspect.

Arvada Police believe there may be other victims. Contact the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6762 with any information.

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