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What are the age requirements to get a tattoo?

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A majority of the states in America allow tattoos for people over the age of 18. There are some states that require parental consent if the person is 17 years old or younger.

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What are the age requirements to get a tattoo?
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A person getting a tattoo must be older than 18 in the following states: Alaska, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin. The following states permit tattoos for people under 18 with written consent from a parent: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana , Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming. If the person is under the age of 18, a parent must be physically present for the minor to get a tattoo in the state of Indiana.

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