The Virginia Department of Tattoo Regulations allow minors aged 16 and 17 to be tattooed.  However there are specific requirements that the minor and parent/legal guardian must meet:

1. The minor and parent (legal guardian) must both be present and agree on the selected artwork or tattoo design; it’s placement and size, coloring, etc.

2. The minor and parent (legal guardian) must BOTH be able to present a state issued ID, e.g., drivers license and learners permit.

3. The state issued IDs of the minor and the parent MUST have the same last names and the same residential address. If the last name or residential address differ, then the parent or legal guardian must provide proof of custody, such as birth certificate or custody papers, etc.

If you have questions please give us a call at the Studio at 540-955-0111.