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Tattoo & Body Piercing Consent Form

Tattoo & Body Piercing Consent Form

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A tattoo and body piercing consent form serves as a protective measure for tattoo artists or piercers, safeguarding them against legal and financial responsibilities in case of unexpected incidents during the procedure. It's particularly essential for minors seeking tattoos or piercings, aligning with state laws. This form mandates completion and signing by the parent or guardian, occasionally necessitating notarization as per state regulations.

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Consent Forms by Category

  1. Adult Tattoo Consent: Used by adults to provide consent to a tattoo artist for personal tattoos.
  1. Adult Piercing Consent: Enables adults to grant consent to a piercer for body piercings on themselves.
  1. Minor (Child) Tattoo Consent: Allows adults to authorize a tattoo artist to ink their child.
  1. Minor (Child) Piercing Consent: Used by adults to approve body piercings for their child.

State Tattoos for Minors Piercings for Minors
Alabama Yes, with written parental or guardian consent Piercings – Allowed with written parental/guardian consent, kept by the piercer for 3 years
Alaska Not allowed Piercings – Allowed with written parental/guardian consent
Arizona Yes, with the parent or guardian present; no written consent is needed Not allowed
Arkansas Yes, with parent/guardian present and written consent, kept for 2 years Yes, with parent/guardian present and written consent, kept by piercer for at least 2 years
California Not allowed Piercings – Allowed in earlobes without consent,; written consent is required or parent/guardian must be present
Colorado Yes, with parent/guardian’s express consent Piercings – Permitted with parent/guardian’s consent, earlobes exempt
Connecticut Not allowed unless for medical reasons Piercings – Permitted with parent/guardian’s consent, no consent required for earlobes
Delaware Yes, if the parent/guardian provides written and notarized consent Piercings – Ear piercings exempt from this requirement
Florida Yes, with written and notarized consent, parent/guardian must be present Piercings – Allowed in the ear without consent,; written and notarized consent required
Georgia Not permitted on minors unless for medical reasons Piercings – Allowed with parent/guardian’s written consent, earlobe piercings do not require consent
Hawaii Allowed with written consent from the minor’s parent or guardian Piercings – No current piercing laws
Idaho Yes, if above the age of 14 and with written consent from parent/guardian Piercings – Consent is not required for earlobes, otherwise written consent is needed
Illinois Not permitted on minors Piercings – Allowed with written consent from parent/guardian, earlobes exempt
Indiana Yes, if the parent/guardian is present and provides written consent Yes, with parent/guardian present and written consent, earlobes excluded from the requirement
Iowa Not allowed unless married No current regulations regarding body piercings
Kansas Yes, if the parent/guardian is present and gives written and notarized consent Yes, with parent/guardian present and written and notarized consent, documents kept for 5 years
Kentucky Yes, with parent/guardian’s written and notarized consent Yes, with parent/guardian’s written and notarized consent
Louisiana Yes, if parent/guardian is present and gives consent, only consent for body piercings Piercings – Yes, with parent/guardian’s written consent
Maine Not allowed Yes, with written consent from parent/guardian
Maryland Yes, if the parent/guardian signs a consent form in the presence of the operator Yes, with parent/guardian’s consent, not required for earlobe piercings, forms kept for 3 years
Massachusetts Not allowed Piercings – Allowed with parent/guardian present and signed consent form, no genitalia piercings
Michigan Yes, with the parent or guardian’s written consent Piercings – Allowed if parent/guardian is present, no nipple or genitalia piercings allowed
Minnesota Not allowed Piercings – Allowed with parent/guardian present and signing a consent form in front of the technician
Mississippi Not allowed Piercings – Allowed for outer ear or lobe, other piercings prohibited
Missouri Yes, if the parent/guardian is present and signs a written consent form Yes, with parent/guardian present, ear piercings allowed without consent
Montana Yes, if parent/guardian is present and gives explicit consent NA
Nebraska Yes, if the parent/guardian gives written consent and is present Piercings – Consent not required for earlobes, forms kept for 5 years
Nevada No State Regulations Regulations vary by Nevada Health Districts, standard regulations apply
New Hampshire Not allowed Piercings – Allowed with parent/guardian consent and presence, earlobe piercings excluded from requirements
New Jersey Yes, with the parent or guardian’s written consent NA
New Mexico Yes, with written proof of parent/guardian’s presence and consent Piercings – Earlobe piercings don’t need consent, and records kept for 3 years
New York Not allowed Piercings – Consent needed, forms kept for 12 months, ear piercings exempt
North Carolina Not allowed Piercings – Yes, with prior consent from parent or guardian, ear piercings are exempt
North Dakota Yes, with parent/guardian’s written consent and presence NA
Ohio Yes, if the parent/guardian is present and provides written consent NA
Oklahoma Not allowed Piercings – Written consent is required unless ear piercing, parent/guardian must be present
Oregon Not allowed Piercings – Allowed with written consent from parent/guardian, signed at the shop
Pennsylvania Allowed if parent/guardian gives consent and is present NA
Rhode Island Not allowed unless for medical purposes Piercings – Allowed if a minor is accompanied by a parent/guardian with their consent
South Carolina Not allowed Piercings – Yes if parent/guardian present or with a written and notarized consent
South Dakota Yes, with the parent or guardian’s written consent NA
Tennessee Piercings – Yes, with the parent/guardian’s written consent and presence Tattoos – Allowed for minors age 16+ when covering existing tattoos, parent/guardian must sign consent
Texas Yes, if covering up an existing tattoo, parent/guardian must be present Piercings – Allowed without consent if in earlobe,; parent/guardian must give consent
Utah Yes, with parent/guardian’s written consent and presence Piercings – Ear piercings don’t require consent
Vermont Not allowed unless for medical purposes NA
Virginia Yes, if the minor’s parent or guardian is present Piercings – No consent is needed for ear piercings
Washington Not allowed for minors NA
West Virginia Allowed if parent/guardian provides written consent, kept for 5 years NA
Wisconsin Not allowed unless for medical purposes Piercings – Allowed if a minor is 16+ and parent/guardian signs consent, ear piercings exempt
Wyoming Allowed with verbal consent from parent/guardian, except for ear piercings NA

FAQs

What should be on a tattoo consent form?

Transform Your Tattoo Consent Forms with Technology! | TattooPro.io A tattoo consent form, whether for adults or minors, should comprehensively detail all potential risks involved in the entire procedure. These forms should enlighten the client about possible occurrences and also guide post-tattoo skin care.

What does a piercing consent form look like?

I confirm that I am over sixteen years old or accompanied by a parent/legal guardian if under sixteen, and I affirm that getting a piercing is my choice. I acknowledge that the procedure will use suitable instruments and sterilization methods.

What does a piercing consent form look like?

I confirm that I am above the age of sixteen or have a parent/legal guardian with me if I'm under sixteen. I affirm that the decision to get a piercing is my own. I am aware that the piercing will be conducted using suitable instruments and sterilization methods.

How do I write a tattoo waiver?

A comprehensive tattoo waiver should cover:

  1. Health Disclosures: Clients should declare health conditions, medications, and allergies.
  1. Infection Risks and Aftercare: Acknowledge potential infection risks and detail aftercare responsibilities to minimize them.
  1. Tattoo Permanence: Emphasize the tattoo's permanent nature and its challenging removal.
  1. Possible Design Variations: Clarify that tattoo colors and design might differ slightly due to individual factors.
  1. Release of Liability: Include a broad clause releasing the artist from liability, affirming the client's awareness and consent.
  1. Signature and Date: Conclude with a section for the client's signature and date to confirm understanding and agreement.

Sample for Tattoo & Body Piercing Consent Form

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