What Are the Laws Regarding Tattoos in Canada?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 11:12:59 AM ET

Canadian laws governing the legal age for tattoos vary and are set by provincial, local, municipal or city laws, even varying from one tattoo studio to the next. No national law sets a specific age of consent. Because getting a tattoo requires a person to enter into a legal contract, many tattoo studios require a customer to be over age 18 to get a tattoo without parental consent.