Published: Jul 09, 2012 2:16 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies arrested 21-year-old Anthony Flores Sunday after he allegedly tattooed two minors.

According to reports, Flores admitted to tattooing the victims, a 12-year-old and a 15-year-old, because they told him they were 18 and that they had permission from their mothers.

The adolescents received identical star tattoos on their right hands. Neither received permission to do so.

Flores faces health and safety charges of tattooing a minor without parental consent and also, of practicing without a license.