Texas Mother Allows Children to Get Tattoos by Registered Sex Offender: Police

A Texas mother is facing charges after police say she allowed her children to get tattoos.

Investigators say 31-year-old Ashley Weir of Lago Vista let a sex offender tattoo her three young children, ages 13, 10 and 9.

According to Houston NBC affiliate, KPRC, the 13-year-old son received a tattoo of a cross, the 10-year-old daughter got a tattoo of a cross and infinity symbol and the 9-year-old daughter got a tattoo of a heart and arrow.

The children told officers their mother allowed them to get the tattoos as long as they didn't cry when they were getting them done.

When the children's father noticed the new tattoos, he police to perform a welfare check on Weir, who is his ex-wife.

Once officers interviewed Weir, she "wobbled, swayed and was unsure on her feet while walking," according to the San Antonio Express.

Weir faces misdemeanor charges of tattoos prohibited for certain persons. 

It's illegal to tattoo children under 18 in the state of Texas.

Police say the man who allegedly did the tattoos is Weir's boyfriend's brother. He isn't licensed to do them and is listed on the Texas Department of Public Safety's sex offender registry.

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