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Tattooing and body piercing - 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 6311

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     § 6311.  Tattooing and body piercing.
        (a)  Tattooing.--A person commits an offense if he tattoos
     any person under the age of 18 years without the parent or
     guardian of such person giving consent for the tattooing of the
     person and being present at the time of the tattooing of the
     person.
        (b)  Body piercing.--A person commits an offense if for
     compensation he punctures a part of the body of any person under
     the age of 18 years with the intent to create a permanent hole
     for cosmetic purposes without the parent or guardian of such
     person giving consent for the piercing of the person and being
     present at the time of the piercing of the person.
        (c)  Grading.--A person who commits an offense under this
     section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree for
     the first offense. A person who commits a second or subsequent
     offense under this section within one year of the preceding
     offense commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.
     (May 21, 2004, P.L.232, No.36, eff. 60 days)
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