A Texas mother and stepfather allegedly restrained their children and forcefully gave them tattoos before trying to remove the inks from their skin.

Megan Mae Farr, 27, and Gunner Farr, 23, both of Zavalla, were arrested Monday in connection with the incident involving two children, aged 5 and 9.

According to an affidavit, the Farrs used a rope to tie their children, before forcefully tattooing the 5-year-old's foot and the 9-year-old's shoulder, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

One of the kids told the authorities she did not want a tattoo and kept pushing the instrument away. The child then said her mother and stepfather covered her face with a rag, according to the affidavit.

The incident came to light when the children's biological father and stepmother saw the tattoos when the children were being dropped off. When they asked Megan about the tattoos, she laughed and drove away, the father said.

Child Protective Services (CPS) became involved after the father reported the tattoos to officials, KTRE reported.

Around this time, Megan and Gunner also allegedly tried to conceal and remove the tattoos with lemon juice and Brillo pads.

" ... This happened around the time CPS became involved," interim Zavalla Police Chief Lieutenant James Denby said.

One of the children told the officials that Megan scrubbed her foot "really hard with a rag trying to get it off and that it burned really bad," read the affidavit.

"There were forensic interviews with the children and a lot of the information from the forensic interviews was used in this investigation," Denby said.

Denby also noted that a tattoo kit allegedly used to ink the children was handed over to investigators.

The individual from whom they got the kit told the authorities she allowed the couple to borrow it, but had no idea they would use it to tattoo a 5- and 9-year-old child.

"Someone came forward and turned in a tattoo kit that she claimed was loaned to Gunner to perform tattoos," Denby said.

The two children were placed in CPS' custody after the couple was arrested Monday.

Megan was charged with two counts of injury to a child and unlawful restraint, while Gunner was charged with one count of unlawful restraint and one count of injury to a child. Their bond amounts together come up to $35,000.

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