Patrick J Massey v.  Wyld Chyld Tattoo CT d/b/a All or Nothing, Inc.

  • Court: Connecticut State, New London Division, Superior Court
  • Case Number: KNL-CV21-6057957-S
  • Filed: October 6, 2021
  • Judges: Angelica Papastavros |  Josephine Graff |  Rupal Shah
  • Case Type: T90 – Torts – All other

Parties Involved

  • Plaintiff(s):Patrick J Massey
    • Counsel for Plaintiff: Mester Law Group | Dressler Strickland
  • Defendant(s): Wyld Chyld Tattoo CT d/b/a All or Nothing, Inc.
    • Counsel for Defendants: Bershtein Bershtein & BershteinPC 

Verdict Information

  • Verdict Date: April 25, 2024
  • Total damages awarded to Plaintiff: $0 (Verdict for Defendant)

 About the Cause

Negligence Cause

Patrick J. Massey, a resident of Clinton, Connecticut, visited Wyld Chyld Tattoo CT d/b/a All or Nothing Inc. in Norwich, Connecticut. He visited on September 18, 2019, for a tattoo on his left arm/bicep. However, Massey’s experience took a horrific turn due to the shocking negligence and blatant carelessness of the tattoo parlor and its employees.

The unsanitary and hazardous conditions at the facility posed severe health risks. The defendant permitted the use of clearly infected and unclean tattoo needles, creating an immediate danger of transmitting bloodborne illnesses. They failed to maintain basic cleanliness standards, allowing the contaminated needle to come into contact with dirty surfaces like littered papers, compromising sterility.

The defendant didn’t properly sanitize and sterilize the tattooing tools. This completely ignored important sterilization precautions for a procedure that breaks the skin. The tattoo artist neglected basic preparatory steps, failing to change gloves or shave Massey’s bicep area before starting, unnecessarily exposing him to infection risks.

Shockingly, even after the unsanitary conditions became apparent, the artist negligently continued working with the potentially contaminated needle instead of replacing it with a fresh, sterile one, posing severe infection risks to Massey. The defendant’s egregious disregard for hygiene and safety protocols put Massey’s health and well-being at grave risk.

It is to be noted that the defendant, Stacey Blanchard, the owner, is liable for the negligence of the defendant tattoo artist, a/k/a Mike, pursuant to C.G.S. Sections 52-182 and/or 52-183 as its agent, servant, and/or employee.


As a direct and proximate result of the defendant Wyld Chyld Tattoo CT d/b/a All or Nothing Inc.’s negligent and careless actions, the plaintiff Patrick J. Massey sustained severe and debilitating injuries. Specifically, Massey suffered a laceration, a serious case of blood poisoning, a severe infection, and permanent scarring to his left arm/bicep area where the negligently performed tattooing procedure took place.

The injuries inflicted upon Massey by the defendant’s lack of proper safety protocols, unsanitary conditions, contaminated tattoo equipment, and failure to follow standard sterilization practices have resulted in Massey enduring agonizing physical pain and tremendous mental anguish. The long-lasting effects of these injuries are likely to be permanent in nature, causing Massey to suffer ongoing pain, disfigurement, and emotional distress for the rest of his life.


Furthermore, due to the severity of the injuries caused by the defendant’s negligence, Massey has incurred substantial medical expenses. He has been forced to pay costly bills for emergency hospital treatment. Additionally, there are ongoing physician care and monitoring expenses. He also has to cover the cost of medications. Furthermore, there are other related medical costs. These financial losses have imposed a significant economic burden on Massey as a direct consequence of the defendant’s inexcusable carelessness in failing to maintain basic health and safety standards at their tattoo parlor.

Jury Verdict

The jury considered all the evidence presented. They couldn’t find the defendant tattoo parlor and its employees liable for negligence. Therefore, they rendered a verdict in favor of the defendant, Wyld Chyld Tattoo CT d/b/a All or Nothing Inc. The verdict went against the plaintiff, Patrick J. Massey.

Court Documents:


Jury Verdict