For the month of August we are working towards creating awareness and educating our clients on Tattoo Regulations to improve the safety to the public.
Utah State Regulations on tattoos
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures tattooing a minor without parental consent is against the law. This is the only actual law put into place about who can receive a tattoo. There isn’t any for who can give one.
This offers only a small protection to a vast majority of issues that come with a lack of regulations. Currently anyone can operate a tattoo machine without any specific licensing. The health department only regulates tattoo facilities and requires tattoo artists (operators) to have certifications in blood borne pathogens and CPR/First Aid. While these are good to have, they aren’t exactly difficult to get online. These requirements also can vary from county to county. So, becoming a tattoo artist is relatively easy in the state of Utah. These regulations are also not heavily enforced in Utah, many shops pop up and begin tattooing without even getting a proper permit.....Click to read more!