According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, a person has to be at least 18 years old to get a tattoo in Texas. Under supervision of a parent, a minor is allowed to have a tattoo covered or removed.
Wikipedia mentions that a parent is allowed to have a minor's tattoo covered if it contains offensive language, gang symbols or other markings that the parent deems necessary for removal. The National Conference of State Legislatures notes that the physical presence of a parent, or proof of parentage, is required. Khou.com notes that Texas law requires tattoo shops to record the type of identification a customer shows to verify age. Only the type of ID shown is required and not the number or photocopy.Learn More
Residents of Oklahoma must be 18 years or older to receive a tattoo or a body piercing without written consent from a parent or guardian. If a tattoo artist allows a minor to receive a tattoo in her shop, she could be charged with a misdemeanor.Full Answer >
As the Norwich City Council explains, it is illegal for people under 18 years of age to get a tattoo, based on the 1969 Tattooing of Minors Act. The law does not include any exceptions for getting a tattoo based on parental consent.Full Answer >
Anyone practicing the art of tattooing in Texas must have a license from the Department of State Health Services, as of September 2014. The license is address specific and is good only for a single location.Full Answer >
The most highly accredited tattoo school in Texas is the International Institute of Tattoo, or IIT, in Bryan, near Texas A&M University. The school has a year-long apprenticeship program that prepares aspiring tattoo artists to work in or manage a professional licensed studio.Full Answer >