No person shall knowingly perform a body-piercing or place a tattoo upon or under the skin of a person who has not reached the age of majority, except with the consent of the person's parent or legal guardian who is
present at the time the body-piercing or tattoo procedureis performed upon the person. The tattooist person performing the body-piercing or tattoo procedure shall demand proof of age prior to administering a tattoo the procedure upon the person. A motor vehicle driver's license, a registration card issued under the federal Selective Service Act, an identification card issued to a member of the armed forces, a valid United States passport or an identification card issued by the department of transportation is prima facie evidence of the age and identity of the person. Proof that the tattooist person performing the body-piercing or tattoo procedure demanded, was shown and acted in reasonable reliance upon the information contained in any one (1) of the above documents as identification and proof of age is a defense to any criminal prosecution under this section. (c) As used in this section:, (i) "Tattoo" means any indelible design, letter, scroll, figure, symbol or any other mark placed upon or under the skin with ink or colors, by the aid of needles or other instruments;.
"Body piercing" means the perforation of any human body part to create a permanent hole for cosmetic purposes. Section 2. This act is effective July 1, 2002. 5 6 (END) 7