What Is the Legal Age for Getting a Tattoo in Canada?

According to CBC News, in most Canadian cities there are no laws regulating the age at which people can get a tattoo. Parental consent is strongly suggested but not required.

There is no nationwide code for tattoo parlors to follow in Canada, according to CBC News. The province of British Columbia recommends that minors should obtain parental consent before getting a tattoo, but many tattoo parlors disregard this. The Capital Regional District in Victoria requires parental consent for minors, and tattoo artists are required to ask for identification for anyone who appears to be under 25. There have been loud calls from parents to implement more regulation regarding tattoos for minors.