All 50 states regulate tattoo facilities in some way, but each state has different rules, according to the American Academy of Miropigmentation. As of September 2014, New Jersey and Maine require AAM certification. As of May 2013, 45 states prohibit or limit the tattooing of minors under the age of 18 at tattoo facilities, according to the National Conference of State LegislaturesContinue Reading
New Mexico requires a tattoo establishment to be supervised by a board-licensed tattoo artist as of September 2014, and facilities must pay a license fee. New York's Department of Health obligates tattoo artists be licensed in whatever studio they work. Tattooists in New York must wash their hands, wear clean gloves, wash the skin of the person getting the tattoo, utilize single-use needles and ink cartridges, and cover the new tattoo with a bandage.
With regard to tattooing minors at facilities, many states require the written consent of parents before a minor gets a tattoo. Other states, such as California and New York, make it a misdemeanor to tattoo anyone under 18 regardless of parental permission, according to the NCSL. In Arizona, it is a felony to administer a tattoo to anyone under 18 without written consent. In Idaho, children as young as 14 can get tattoos with written parental consent. New Hampshire requires tattoo parlors to keep these written records on file for at least seven years, and Kansas requires written consent to be kept on file for five years.Learn more about Law
Of the 50 states in America, 29 states do allow people to keep pet raccoons. Each state has its own laws regarding owning raccoons, and persons interested in doing so must meet the indicated requirements for the state in which they live.Full Answer >
Federal law covers most cases of buyer's remorse in all 50 states, including solicited sales, timeshares and homeowner loans, while some states have laws to protect rueful consumers with certain contracts, such as gym memberships, and can extend the federal cooling-off period, according to the AARP. Buyer's remorse laws do not apply to automobile purchases.Full Answer >
You can find links to legal cases and the administrative code of procedures for all 50 states and the U.S. federal government at FindLaw.com. The U.S. Government Publishing Office produces an annually updated version of the entire of Code of Federal Regulations that is available online at Gpo.gov. Another resource is the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, an interim and temporary version that is updated daily by the National Archives staff, at Ecfr.gov.Full Answer >
All 50 states provide some rights for grandparents to gain custody or receive court-mandated visitation with their grandchildren, says Grandparents.com. Most laws that concern grandparents' rights are less than 35 years old. Several courts ruled that state laws giving visitation rights to grandparents are unconstitutional.Full Answer >