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holly
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Im thinking about getting a tatto and i want to know how old would you have to be to get one done in the uk?


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Heather
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18.

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holly
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even with your parents permission?
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The Shy One
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In my experience, it depends on where you get it done. A lot of the studios where I live with do it with parentlal permission if you are under 18, but I also know of a couple that won't.
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Gumdrop Girl
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In general, here we tend to endorse the tattoo artists and body piercers who follow the rules. Chances are, if they're willing to pierce or tattoo and underaged person, they're also willing to cut corners on quality and hygiene.

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janesatool
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oh,, just don't go underground and get it. like i did. my friend had a tatoo artist at her house, he was a professional, but he was doing the tats for cheap money. i got an 80$ tatoo for 30 when i was 16 years old. and i went paranoid. for 7 months of my life i thought i had hepititis or hiv. because i din't remember him cleaning the needles. and i finally broke down and told my parents that i got a tat. and that i wanted to get blood work done too. i was lucky the test came out clean. and now i like my tatoo. eventhough i used to hate it.
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celery
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About the Parents permission thing, a guy last year at my school got one with his parents permission and he was 13 or 14.
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quote:
Originally posted by celery:
About the Parents permission thing, a guy last year at my school got one with his parents permission and he was 13 or 14.

... and the bloke who did that tattoo is most likely the kind of tattoo artist best avoided.

Getting a tattoo this young, while you're still growing lots, runs the risk of looking shitty really soon - on top of all the usual health risks, obviously.
Reputable tattoo artists -at least none that i have met, those who have more experience than me, please correct me- will not tattoo someone who is 13 or 14, parental permission or not.

Reputable tattoo and piercing artists in Canada have been demanding laws that regulate body modification, age restrictions for bod mod and how studios should be run for a good long while.
Many do not pierce under 18, even with parental permission, because they are aware these letters are often forged.

Currently, besides guidelines by Health Canada (found right here) there are no such restrictions and regulations in Canada at all.

Check out CBC: Tattoo parlours demand gov't stamp of approval

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