Drexel Hill, PA asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Is a 12 year old allowed to get a tattoo with only 1 parents consent, if the other parent disagrees and doesnt consent?

The 12 year old got it saturday at her mothers, the mothers husband had a friend come to their house to tattoo the 12 year old.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Media, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Boy, that's not a good idea on so many levels. However, based on a quick Google search, it seems that PA has no minimum age limit for getting a tattoo as long as a parent or legal guardian is present and grants permission. If you share legal custody of the child, the mother may have violated that aspect of the order but, honestly, I don't know what the court would do about it other than chastise her.

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