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Man accused of tattooing girlfriend's daughters

Posted December 24, 2008 8:22 a.m. EST

— Lee County sheriff's deputies arrested a man for allegedly tattooing his girlfriend's underage daughters.

Deputies said that Ricky Lawson gave two tattoos each to 15-year-old and 17-year-old girls. He faces four misdemeanor counts of tattooing a juvenile.

North Carolina law prohibits anyone from tattooing a person under age 18. Unlike body piercing, there is no provision under state law for parental consent for a minor to obtain a tattoo.