What age can I Get a tattoo or brand?

At 18 you can get a tattoo.


You cannot get a tattoo or a brand before you reach the age of 16.


At the age of 16 you can get a tattoo but only with your parent’s written consent.


This means that a tattoo artist or brand artist cannot tattoo or brand any person under the age of 18 unless he/she has written consent from a parent. This would also apply to anyone who is not a tattoo artist who gives you a home-made tattoo or brand.


If there is no written consent from the parent, the tattoo artist commits an offence.

Please note: Laws are subject to change. Last updated July 2020.

Important: This general information is not the same as legal advice. You should speak with a lawyer about your situation. The information is based on a Western Australian context.

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