REPORT TITLE:
Tattoos; Parental Consent


DESCRIPTION:
Requires minors to inform tattoo artists of their minority status
and provide parental consent for application of any permanent
tattoos.  Requires tattoo artists to notify all prospective
clients of need for parental consent if client is a minor and to
obtain such written parental consent if client is a minor.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           2453
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO TATTOOS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 577, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 
 3 read as follows:
 
 4      "577-     Parental consent for minors to obtain permanent
 
 5 tattoos.  In order to have applied any permanent tattoo to any
 
 6 part of a minor's body, the minor must first:
 
 7      (1)  Inform the tattoo artist, regulated under part XXX of
 
 8           chapter 321, of the minor's status as a minor; and
 
 9      (2)  Provide written consent from the minor's parent or
 
10           guardian to the licensed tattoo artist who is to apply
 
11           the permanent tattoo."
 
12      SECTION 2.  Chapter 321, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
13 by adding a new section to part XXX to be appropriately
 
14 designated and to read as follows:
 
15      "321-     Parental consent for minors to obtain permanent
 
16 tattoos.  No tattoo artist may apply any permanent tattoo to a
 
17 minor without first:
 
18      (1)  Informing all prospective clients that parental consent
 
19           is required for any minor who requests the application
 

 
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 1           of a permanent tattoo;
 
 2      (2)  Ascertaining, by reasonable request for identification,
 
 3           the prospective client's status as a minor or adult;
 
 4           and
 
 5      (3)  If the prospective client is a minor, obtaining in
 
 6           writing the consent of the minor's parent or guardian."
 
 7      SECTION 3.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 8      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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10                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________