A mother and stepfather in Angelina County, Texas are now facing multiple charges after tattooing their children, Action News 5 reported.
The couple, 27-year-old Megan Mae Farr and 23-year-old Gunner Farr, tied the two children down with rope, covered their mouths with tape, and covered their eyes with a rag. One child was left with a tattoo on their foot, and the other with a tattoo on their shoulder.
After the children’s biological father noticed the tattoos, he confronted Farr. He claims that she laughed about it, and then drove away. He contacted authorities shortly after. Investigators say Farr and Farris then tried to conceal the tattoos by cutting, scraping, and scrubbing the tattooed areas, followed by rubbing them with lemon juice. Despite their efforts, their attempts only hurt the 5-year-old and 9-year-old further.
“This happened around the time CPS became involved,” Police Chief Lieutenant James Denby explained. “Someone came forward and turned in a tattoo kit that she claimed was loaned to Gunner to perform tattoos. She didn’t know it was going to be performed on a child.”
Megan Mae Farr has been charged with two counts of injury to a child and unlawful restraint, while Gunner Farr is charged with one count of unlawful restraint and one count of injury to a child. The couple each have a bond totaling $35,000. The victims, along with two other children, were taken into CPS custody.