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Tattoo & Piercing Laws By State

Alabama
 
AGE
House Bill
18
HB 127 (1998)
HB 324 (1998)

Alaska
 
AGE
House Bill
18
If you know the bill please e-mail me!
Thank you to Emma an Alaskan resident living in Oregon
For mailing the laws for Alaska and Oregon
 

Arizona
 
AGE
House Bill
Was 18yrs
Now 14yrs
HB 2345-432R (1998)
HB 2124 (1997)
HB 2488-422R (1997)
HB 2513-431A (1997)
SB 1102-422R

Arkansas
 
AGE
House Bill
18
5-27-228 (1993)

California
 
AGE
House Bill
18
AB 99 (1997)
AB 186 (1997)

Colorado
 
AGE
House Bill
     If you know e-mail me at: nipplesnmore@dejanet.com

Connecticut
 
AGE
House Bill
18
HB 5388 (1994)

Delaware
 
AGE
House Bill
18
HB 93 (1997)
1st Offense
2nd + Offense
Class A Misdemeanor
Class F Misdemeanor

Florida
 
AGE
House Bill
Prohibits Tattooing
Except by a Person
Licensed to Practice
Medicine or Dentistry
HB 0069 (1997)
HB 069C1
HB 1899 (1996)
HB 1899C1
HB 1899E1
SB 1982 (1996)
S 606 (1997)
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Georgia
 
AGE
House Bill
18
16-5-71 (1993)
Illegal to Tattoo within an
inch of the eye

Hawaii
 
AGE
House Bill
18
Illegal to Tattoo from the
jaw bone up.
Thank you to Scott from the island of Oahu
For mailing the laws for Hawaii

Idaho
 
AGE
House Bill
  If you know e-mail me at: nipplesnmore@dejanet.com

Illinois
 
AGE
House Bill
21
1C 16-19-3-4.1
16-5-71 (1993)
1C 35-42-2.7
First Offense
Class C Misdemeanor

Indiana
 
AGE
House Bill
18
1C 16-19-3-4.2
First Offense
Class A Misdemeanor

Iowa
 
AGE
House Bill
18
Except Ear Piercing Tattooing Minors Is
Illegal Regardless
of Parental Permission
HF 2251

Kansas
 
AGE
House Bill
If you know the age
please e-mail me at
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H 2609
H 2720
H 2910

Kentucky
 
AGE
House Bill
If you know the age
please e-mail me at 
nipplesnmore@dejanet.com
HB 416
Must have a Licensed
Registered Nurse
 

Louisiana
 
AGE
House Bill
18
Rev 14:93.2 (1992)
SB 940 (1997)
First Offense
 
$100-$500 Fine

Maine
 
AGE
House Bill
18
Title 32 Chapter 63
First Offense
 
$50-$500 Fine and/or
No More than 6 Months
in Jail
 

Maryland
 
AGE
House Bill
18
HB 386
HB 41
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Massachusetts
 
AGE
House Bill
ILLEGAL
Other Than by a Qualified
Physician for Medical
Purposes
Chapter 265 Section 34
First Offense
 
$300 Fine and No More
Than 1 Year in Jail

Michigan
 
AGE
House Bill
18
HB 4457 (1997)

Minnesota
 
AGE
House Bill
 

18
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For mailing the laws for Minnesota
 

Mississippi
 
AGE
House Bill
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Missouri
 
AGE
House Bill
18
HB 998
First Offense
No More Than a $500 Fine

Montana
 
AGE
House Bill
If you know the age
please e-mail me at 
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HB 411
45-5-623
50-2-116

Nebraska
 
AGE
House Bill
NOT REGULATED
Indefinitely Postponed
on February 11, 1999
LB 255

Nevada
 
AGE
House Bill
 If you know the age
please e-mail me at 
nipplesnmore@dejanet.com
Chapter 441A Section 285

New Hampshire
 
AGE
House Bill
18
HB 1377 (1996)
HB 1473 (1996)

New Jersey
 
AGE
House Bill
18
AB 2546 (1997)
A 1621 (1998)
A 710 (1998)
First Offense
 
No More Than a $1,000 Fine
and/or Up To 6 Months In
Jail
 

New Mexico
 
AGE
House Bill
18
HB 0790 (1999)

New York
AGE
House Bill
18
Prohibits the Operation of a
Tattoo Parlor or Studio
within 1000 Feet of Church,
Synagogue or other place
of Worship or School, Tavern or Park
A 02599 (1999)
S 01864
First Offense
Class B Misdemeanor
 

North Carolina
 
AGE
House Bill
18
Chapter 14 Section 400
First Offense
 
Class 2 Misdemeanor
 

North Dakota
 
AGE
House Bill
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Ohio
 
AGE
House Bill
18
Sub House Bill 25
Section 3730.06 (1998)
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Oklahoma
 
AGE
House Bill
ILLEGAL
HB 2547
HB 2977
HB 3337
Help Make Tattooing Legal 
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Oregon
 
AGE
House Bill
18
If you know please e-mail nipplesnmore@dejanet.com
Thank you to Emma an Alaskan resident living in Oregon
For mailing the laws for Alaska and Oregon
 

Pennsylvania
 
AGE
House Bill
18
C.S. @ 6311
HB 332

Rhode Island
 
AGE
House Bill
18
H 5362 (1999)
S 0367 (1999)

South Carolina
 
AGE
House Bill
TATTOOING ILLEGAL
If Bills Pass it Will be
21
No Tattooing Head, Face
or Neck
 PIERCING LEGAL
Bill S 139, Ratification #264
Bill 120 Feb. 23, 1999
Bill 1042 (1998)
Bill 25 (1997)
Bill 21 (1996)
Section 16-17-700
First Offense
 
Fined Amount Disclosed by the Judge and/or Not 
More than 1 Year in Jail
Visit Painted Pony of
South Carolina
Thank you to Scott Brewer @ Body Rites, South Carolina
For mailing the correct laws for South Carolina

South Dakota
 
AGE
House Bill
18
9-34-17
26-10-19
First Offense
 
Class 2 Misdemeanor
 

Tennessee
 
AGE
House Bill
18
39-15-403
SB 1012
HB 1208

Texas
 
AGE
House Bill
18
AB 1156 (1997)
AB 1812 (1997
First Offense
 
Class C Misdemeanor
 

Utah
 
AGE
House Bill
18
76-10-2201
First Offense
Owner Fine per Violation
Class C Misdemeanor
$750

Vermont
 
AGE
House Bill
18
Chapter 79
First Offense
 
Not More Than $1,000 per
Occurrence
 

Virginia
 
AGE
House Bill
18
A7 18.2-371.3
A7 15.2-912
HB 758
First Offense
Second+ Offense
Class 2 Misdemeanor
Class 1 Misdemeanor
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Washington
 
AGE
House Bill
18
26.28.085
82.04.050
SB 6611 (1998)
SB 6683 (1998)

West Virginia
 
AGE
House Bill
If you know the age
please e-mail me at
nipplesnmore@dejanet.com
HB 4012
Article 33

Wisconsin
 
AGE
House Bill
18
AB 468/AB 733
232.23
First Offense
 
Class D Forfeiture
 

Wyoming
 
AGE
House Bill
18
Title 14
First Offense
 
$150 Fine and/or Not More
Than 6 Months Jail
 
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