What Is the Age Limit on Getting a Tattoo?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 1:10:33 AM ET

The age at which a person can get a tattoo varies by state, from a total ban on tattoos for people under the age of 18 to laws allowing tattoos with parental consent and/or presence. As of 2014, South Carolina's laws are stricter, requiring parental consent until age 21.