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
Trent Harris
  • 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.

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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