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Florida Requirements for Teens to Get a Tattoo or Piercing

If you want to get your nose pierced or a cool tattoo for your birthday or whatever occasion, believe it or not, a minor can get a tattoo or piercing in the state of Florida, whether you live in Florida or not.



If you're a child or the parent of child who's wanting to get this done in Florida, then here's what you need to do.


Florida Tattoo Requirments for Minor:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older

  • Must be accompanied by the Parent/Legal Guardian

  • Minor and Parent must provide valid government-issued identification

  • Written notarized consent from the parent/legal guardian in the format required by the Florida Health Department

  • Parent/Legal guardian must have proof of relationship


Reference Florida Minor Tattoo Statutes for further information on minor tattoos.


Image: Arm tattoo


Florida Piercing Requirments for Minor:

  • Must be accompanied by the Parent/Legal Guardian, if under the age of 16 years old

  • Parent/Legal Guardian must provide valid government-issued identification

  • Must provide a description of piercing

  • Written notarized consent from the parent/legal guardian


Reference Florida Minor Piercing Statutes


Image: Naval piercing


The notarized consent letter is a sworn statement from the parent or legal guardian with their name, address, childs name, date of birth, description of tattoo/piercing, parent/legal guardians signature, and the notaries required elements.


You can get this form notarized prior to arriving at the tattoo/piercing shop, by online notary, or you can hire a mobile notary to meet you at the shop to notarize this form on-site.


New piercings and tattoos can be exciting for teens as they near adulthood but it is pertinent to make sure they're done the legal way.


Written By:

Brittney T. Palmer

Florida Notary Public

772-563-8807


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