SALT LAKE CITY — The full House passed a bill Monday that would prohibit the tattooing of minors younger than age 14, with or without parental permission.
HB143, sponsored by Rep. LaVar Christensen, R-Draper, would allow a person 14 years old or older to get a tattoo, but only if the minor’s parent or guardian grants permission in the presence of the person who would perform the tattoo.
The bill would, however, allow tattoos for medical purposes and establish a civil cause of action for recovery of the removal costs for unlawful tattoos.
After little debate, the Utah House of Representatives voted to pass the bill 50-24. It now moves on to the Senate.
— Katie McKellar