Detroit, MI asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Contracts and Juvenile Law for Michigan

Q: Has the law been altered as of 2019?

I’m 15 and a tattoo artist told me that it’s the law that I have to be 16 to get a tattoo in Michigan.

1 Lawyer Answer

Trent Harris

Answered
  • Jackson, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: There isn’t an age minimum, but if you’re a minor you’ll need your parent to come with you to the tattoo shop and give permission.

Here is a link to Michigan’s law on tattooing minors. http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(a1v3sujz11rki0tfhjvedhzc))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-333-13102

Also, tattoo shops are free to set their own rules about the minimum age of someone they tattoo. My recommendation is to wait until you’re older. A tattoo is forever, and not something to get without being really, really sure you want to live with it for the rest of your life. What seems like a good idea now may not seem that way when you get older. It can wait, at least until you’re 18 and can make your own decisions.

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