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Tattooing of Minors Act 1969

It is against the law to tattoo a person who is under the age of 18. No-one can provide any sort of consent. If a tattoo artist carries out a tattoo on a person who is under 18, the tattoo artist could face a fine of up to £1000 and could be at risk of losing their registration. The law is clear.

If you or someone you know has been tattooed while under the age of 18, please email environmentalhealth@sthelens.gov.uk.