Webster, Mass Law Allows 14-year-olds To Get Inked

Community leaders in Webster, Massachusetts have recently passed a law that will allow teens as young as 14 the opportunity to get tattooed.  Their reasoning behind lowering the age limit? Public health.

The Webster Board of Health decided to pass a law allowing teens between the ages of 14 and 17 to get tattooed, with parental consent, in an attempt to keep them away from unlicensed tattoo artists who work out of their homes. They felt that if teens want a tattoo they are going to get it anyway, so rather than risking the spread of disease they are allowing teens to get tattoos from a reputable source.

As you could imagine many of the parents in Webster are angry about the decision and some tattoo artists are saying even with the law they will refuse to tattoo patrons under the age of 18.

What do you think?

 

News Report: 7 News Boston

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