A lawsuit involving a local tattoo parlor and a 19-year-old is heating up in Angelina County, even as a court in Nacogdoches County has sanctioned the parlor’s attorney for “fraudulent statements.”

Stephen Buelow, doing business as Blue Lotus Tattoo, filed a lawsuit in Nacogdoches County against Alejandra Rodriguez, alleging she violated a noncompete contract when she went to work at another tattoo parlor after she left Blue Lotus.

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