TEXT OF LAW:

2010 Pennsylvania Code

Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 63 - Minors


6311 - Tattooing and body piercing.

6311. Tattooing and body piercing.

(a) Tattooing.--A person commits an offense if he tattoos
any person under the age of 18 years without the parent or
guardian of such person giving consent for the tattooing of the
person and being present at the time of the tattooing of the
person.
(b) Body piercing.--A person commits an offense if for
compensation he punctures a part of the body of any person under
the age of 18 years with the intent to create a permanent hole
for cosmetic purposes without the parent or guardian of such
person giving consent for the piercing of the person and being
present at the time of the piercing of the person.
(c) Grading.--A person who commits an offense under this
section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree for
the first offense. A person who commits a second or subsequent
offense under this section within one year of the preceding
offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.
(May 21, 2004, P.L.232, No.36, eff. 60 days)


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