Hello ive been emancipated in new york and i was wondering since im 17 can i get a tattoo in new york?
Tattooing of minors is against the law. It is violation of Section 260.21 of New York State Penal Law to tattoo minors under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent.
Are your truly emancipated?
No. See NY Penal Law 260.21 (2) below
S 260.21 Unlawfully dealing with a child in the second degree.
A person is guilty of unlawfully dealing with a child in the second
2. He marks the body of a child less than eighteen years old with
indelible ink or pigments by means of tattooing; or
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Why are you in such a hurry to get hepatitis?
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