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Illinois Tattoo Laws

HB4232 Engrossed

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.)