Tattoos, Body Piercing, and Tanning

Tattoos, Body Piercings, and Tanning

A man with tattoos

No. It is illegal for a tattoo artist to perform a tattoo on a minor, even if his or her parent gives permission.

Ask your parents. Teens may only get a body piercing if they have written permission from their parent or legal guardian before the piercing.  The parent or legal guardian must also be present during the body piercing procedure.

Maybe.  Alaska currently has no law barring minors from tanning. However, some other states have laws that restrict minors from tanning salons.  Alaska law may change to reflect growing concerns about the harmful effects of ultraviolet lights.  Many tanning salons do have age restrictions for clients, so you should call in advance to learn about a particular salon’s rules.

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