Thinking about getting a tattoo? Not sure if you are old enough? Here’s the answer to the question: How old do you need to be to get a tattoo?

The minimum age to get a tattoo in most states is:

18 years old

Of course there are exceptions. Some tattoo parlors in some states will ink a tattoo for you with parental consent. This can be in person in some cases or written and notarized. In Florida, for example, you can get a tattoo at 16, with parental consent. Some states there is no minimum age, if you have parental consent.

No minimum age to get a tattoo with parental consent:

  • Arizona
  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada