A mother and stepfather were arrested after allegedly forcing tattoos on their 9-year-old and 5-year-old children and later attempting to remove the ink by cutting their skin, according to authorities.
Megan Mae Farr, 27, and 23-year-old Gunner Farr are accused of restraining the children before tattooing one on the foot and the other on the shoulder, as stated in an affidavit obtained by KTRE.
Investigators claim the children were tied down with rope, their mouths covered with tape, and their eyes shielded with a rag during the incident. The parents also reportedly attempted to conceal the tattoos by cutting, scraping, and scrubbing the affected areas and applying lemon juice.
Child Protective Services started becoming involved after the biological father and stepmother noticed the tattoos on the children and confronted Megan Farr. The father alleges she laughed about the situation and left.
Zavalla Police Chief Lieutenant James Denby confirmed that a tattoo kit was handed over to investigators. The two vicitmized children are now in the custody of CPS, along with two other kids from the same household.
Jail records indicate that Megan Farr now faces charges of two counts of injury to a child and unlawful restraint. Additionally, Gunner Farr faces one count each of the same criminal charges. Megan’s bond is set at $60,000, and Gunner’s is set at $35,000.