CT Tattooing and piercing regulations

Tattoo Requirements

  • 18 years of age (16 with parent or legal guardian consent)
  • Must have a valid photo ID with name, date of birth and recent photo
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason

Sec. 20-266p. Prohibited acts. On and after July 1, 2014, no person shall: (1) Buy, sell or fraudulently obtain or furnish any diploma, certificate, license, record or registration purporting to show that any person is qualified or authorized to practice tattooing, as provided in section 20-266o, or participate in buying, selling, fraudulently obtaining or furnishing any such document; (2) practice or attempt or offer to practice tattooing under cover of any diploma, certificate, license, record or registration illegally or fraudulently obtained or signed, or issued unlawfully or under fraudulent representation or mistake of fact in a material regard; (3) practice or attempt or offer to practice tattooing under a name other than such person’s own name or under a false or assumed name; (4) aid or abet practice by a person not lawfully licensed to practice tattooing within this state or by a person whose license to practice has been suspended or revoked; (5) use in such person’s advertising the word “tattoo”, “tattooing” or any description of services involving marking or coloring, in an indelible manner, the skin of any person, without having obtained a license under the provisions of section 20-266o; (6) practice tattooing on a person who is an unemancipated minor under eighteen years of age without the permission of such person’s parent or guardian; or (7) engage in the practice of tattooing without having obtained a license or temporary permit under the provisions of section 20-266o. No person shall, during the time such person’s license as a tattoo technician is revoked or suspended, practice or attempt or offer or advertise to practice tattooing or be employed by, work with or assist, in any way, any person licensed to practice tattooing. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class D misdemeanor.

 

Piercing Requirements

  • 18 years of age (16 with parent or legal guardian consent)
  • Must have a valid photo ID with name, date of birth and recent photo
  • No chest or genital piercings on anyone under 18 years of age

Sec. 19a-92g. Body piercing.

(a) No person may perform body piercing on an unemancipated minor under eighteen years of age without the written permission of the minor’s parent. For purposes of this subsection, “body piercing” means piercing or creating a channel through any part of the body other than the earlobe for the purpose of inserting a decorative object, and “ear lobe” means the lower portion of the auricle having no cartilage.

(b) Any municipal health authority established under chapter 368e and any district department of health established under chapter 368f may, within its available resources, enforce the provisions of this section.