Tattoo & Piercing Laws vary from City to City, County to County, State to State and Country to Country. The following is a guide to the laws in different locations. Remember, that Cities and/or Counties may have different or stricter licensing requirements than the State. Most tattooing and piercing regulations are enforced by Health Departments or Boards of Cosmetology. We do our best to keep this information current however it is best to check with your local licensing board to see what the current regulations are. Just because a State may not have a body art code does not mean that there are no regulations in that state. Always check with local health departments for regulations and licensing requirements. There may also be county and city occupational licensing required involved.
UNITED STATES BODY ART LAWS BY STATE
Alabama – Alaska – American Samoa – Arizona – Arkansas – California – Colorado – Connecticut – Delaware – Florida – Georgia – Guam – Hawaii – Idaho – Illinois – Indiana – Iowa – Kansas – Kentucky – Louisiana – Maine – Maryland – Massachusetts – Michigan – Minnesota – Mississippi – Missouri – Montana – Nebraska – Nevada – New Hampshire – New Jersey – New Mexico – New York – North Carolina – North Dakota – N. Mariana Islands – Ohio – Oklahoma – Oregon – Pennsylvania – Puerto Rico – Rhode Island – South Carolina – South Dakota – Tennessee – Texas – US Virgin Islands – Utah – Vermont – Virginia – Washington – West Virginia – Wisconsin – Wyoming
NO ONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE SHOULD EVER BE TATTOOED AND/OR PIERCED FOR ANY REASON. THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO DO THIS ARE THOSE THAT DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE CHILD, ONLY THE MONEY IN THE PARENTS POCKET.
IF ANYONE EVER TELLS YOU THAT THEY WILL TATTOO OR PIERCE YOUR MINOR CHILD YOU ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE, LEAVE!
WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE 18, YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!