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Posted on September 3, 2012 by sjapalucci on FAQ

How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

Please see the following regarding the law in Pennsylvania. I think it covers it better than our opinions.

ยง 6311 Tattooing and body piercing

(a) Tattooing (a) Tattooing
A person commits an offense if he tattoos any person under the age of 18 years without the parent or guardian of such person giving consent for the tattooing of the person and being present at the time of the tattooing of the person.
(b) Body Piercing (b) Body Piercing
A person commits an offense if for compensation he punctures a part of the body of any person under the age of 18 years with the intent to create a permanent hole for cosmetic purposes without the parent or guardian of such person giving consent for the piercing of the person and being present at the time of the piercing of the person.
(c) Grading (c) Grading
AA person who commits an offense under this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree for the first offense. A person who commits a second or subsequent offense under this section within one year of the preceding offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.
(May 21, 2004, P.L.232, No.36, eff. 60 days)