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Augusta Tattoo Artist Jailed on Drugs & Gun Charges


PALMER-2An Augusta tattoo artist was one of two people arrested Tuesday on drug and gun charges.

Heather Camille Palmer, 42, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.  Her unique appearance goes along with her job, which is listed on her Facebook page as a “female tattooist and piercer at Shanes Custom Tattoos and Piercing,” a business located on Gordon Highway.

The business offered a “no comment” on Wednesday, but a man answering the phone said Palmer is not currently working there.

SKIDMOREWilliam Skidmore, 29, was also charged with the same drug and gun crimes as well as parole violation and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to warrants, the suspects were found with about 170 grams of marijuana after a search warrant was executed at 1806 Dixon Airline Road in Augusta. An investigator found the marijuana inside of a gun safe as well as on a dresser located in a bedroom. The marijuana was packaged in clear plastic bags.

Palmer FacebookPalmer and Skidmore “both had access to the safe and neither claimed the marijuana,” a warrant says.  Authorities also discovered a Norinco SKS rifle in the home, a weapon that was seized.

Both remained in the Richmond County Jail on Wednesday afternoon.

Palmer is pictured at bottom in an image copied from her public Facebook  page.

Cover Issue 751For more crime news, pick up this week’s issue of The Jail Report, which is sold in local gas stations. 


Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. They were only selling weed. The real drug dealers are the ones who should be behind bars. Waste of tax payer dollars. There are way more serious drugs being dealt that the dealers need to be off the streets with!!! Her tattoos made the news not the pety possession charge!

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