Studies have shown that about one in every five people who have tattoos regret getting the permanent skin drawings because they were too young at the time.
Stollings’ tattoo bill will prohibit any child under the age of 16 from getting a tattoo and will mandate that all teens ages 16 and 17 have parental consent signed at the tattoo shop in order for the teens to get a tattoo.
Stollings says teens getting tattoos may not want them later in life and this bill gives parents a chance to weigh in on the decision. The bill passed the Senate unanimously.
We applaud Sen. Stollings for co-sponsoring this very important bill. Stollings, a doctor in Boone County, has most likely seen people with tattoos they got while young who now regret that early decision.
Many teens might think getting a tattoo is cool now, when they’re young, but might regret it later in life. This bill will give many teens wanting a tattoo time to think it over until their 16th birthday and allows parents to have a say in their choice.