What Are the Laws Regarding Tattoos in Nevada?


According to the AAA Tattoo Directory, Nevada is a regulated state, which means there are laws regarding tattoo equipment, artists and customers; however, each county has different regulations regarding health permits. Karen L. Hudson of Tat2 Guru states that the tattoo age of consent in Nevada is 18. According to the Southern Nevada Health District, the minimum age to get a tattoo with parental consent is 14.

According to AAA Tattoo Directory, all tattoo artists in Nevada must be licensed by the city in which they live, and regulations are set by the county. Clark County has strict regulations regarding health permits and inspections, while Washoe County requires a license from the district health department.

The Southern Nevada Health District outlines the district's regulations on tattoos. In Southern Nevada, the tattoo establishment may set its own age restrictions if they are stricter than the district's regulations. Tattoo artists are forbidden from tattooing a person under 14 years of age unless under the supervision of a medical professional. Children between the ages of 14 and 18 are required to have written parental consent and proper identification of a parent or guardian. Tattoos may not be administered to any person under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Tattoo artists have the right to refuse to administer a tattoo if a patron is under the influence.