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Texas mother arrested for allowing pre-teen children to get tattoos

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Texas mother has been arrested after authorities say she allowed her three young children to get tattoos. 

The three kids are all under the ages of 13. Police say the children went to their mom's home after school. When their father picked them up, he saw the fresh tattoo on their ankles: a cross, an infinity symbol and a heart with an arrow. 

The children told police that their mother told them to get the tattoos but not to cry or whine about it when it hurts.

The brother of the mother's boyfriend allegedly did the tattoos. He is a registered sex offender. 

Katie Hellenbrand, a licensed tattoo artist, questioned the techniques used. 

"There's no cleanliness, he probably had one needle," Hellenbrand said. "He didn't certainly go through hospital style sterilization."

Police say the mother was drunk.She's now charged with a misdemeanor.

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