Local woman arrested for allegedly tattooing children


WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — A local resident was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly tattooing her three young children and endangering them in their own home.

An investigation regarding child endangerment began after police received several complaints of a video that had surfaced on Facebook of a mother — later identified as 32-year-old Brittany Unroe — tattooing her children.

“A welfare check was conducted at their residence, which revealed the living quarters were in a deplorable condition,” according to the Washington Court House Police Department report.

Police said the video showed the mother of three tattooing her children without the use of sanitary equipment in the family’s home living room. The environment was described by police as “dirty” and in “disarray.”

According to a report made by Sgt. Kevin Shoopman, the woman in the video was identified as Unroe, who admitted to tattooing her three underage children who appeared in the video. The alleged tattooing took place approximately seven months ago in their Washington C.H. home as stated by officers. Police say Unroe claims she did not post the video, but rather another known male suspect who also owns the account allegedly posted the video without her knowledge.

Police spoke with one of the children, who reportedly advised the officer that he received the tattoo from his mother. The child also advised that the alleged tattoo had occurred seven months prior.

According to Shoopman, Unroe was subsequently charged for allegedly tattooing in a prohibited environment due to the unsanitary area of residence in which the alleged tattooing took place.

Unroe was transported to the Fayette County Jail, where she was served a copy of her arrest warrants. Fayette County Children Protective Services were also contacted and are opening an investigation, as well as creating a “safety plan” and additional assistance.

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