Illinois Tattoo Laws
AN ACT in relation to criminal law.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Criminal Code of 1961 is amended by
changing Section 12-10 as follows:
(720 ILCS 5/12-10) (from Ch. 38, par. 12-10)
Sec. 12-10. Tattooing Body of Minor.) A Any person, other
than a person licensed to practice medicine in all its
branches, who tattoos or offers to tattoo a person under the
age of 18 is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
As used in this Section, to "tattoo" means to insert
pigment under the surface of the skin of a human being, by
pricking with a needle or otherwise, so as to produce an
indelible mark or figure visible through the skin.
(Source: P.A. 77-2638.)