Most teens who get a tattoo under 18 have them done in someone’s home and know which ones do and don’t check for ID’s, only reason being their under the age to go to a sterile tattoo parlor. This unsanitary route can lead to many types of diseases and infection that could be potentially life threatening. As Amy Cappiello in “Minors get around tattoo laws” stated “When parents refuse to sign the release forms, there are several alternative routes: using a fake ID, visiting a parlor that has a reputation for not checking identification, or doing it yourself. Health care professionals say the most dangerous option is to do it yourself.
Risks of an unsterile environment range from mild infections to Hepatitis B or other viruses transferable through blood” If the proposal is passed into law by a legislature, many teens wouldn’t have to risk their life and easily walk into a licensed, safe tattoo parlor to have tattoo done.