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Tattoo and Piercing Regulations by State

Tattoos, body piercings, cosmetic enhancements, and body modifications in general have come a long way from being considered taboo or “underground.” According to several sources, roughly more than twenty percent of Americans over the age of eighteen have a tattoo, more than one body piercing, or both. Consequently, state legislatures have had to adjust their laws to accommodate the rapid normalization of body modifications. The article below is a useful resource for keeping tabs on your home state’s current legislation regarding tattoos and piercings. This detailed list of NCSL laws addresses age restrictions, health regulations, and certification requirements:

NCSL Tattooing and Body Piercing: State Laws, Statutes, and Regulations