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2009 Florida Statutes

Tattooing prohibited; penalty.
Section 877.04, Florida Statutes 2009

877.04  Tattooing prohibited; penalty.--

(1)  It is unlawful for any person to tattoo the body of any human being; except that tattooing may be performed by a person licensed to practice medicine or dentistry under chapters 458 and 459 or chapter 466, or by a person under his or her general supervision as defined by the Board of Medicine.

(2)  Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083

(3)  No body of a minor shall be tattooed without the written notarized consent of the parent or legal guardian.

History.--ss. 1, 2, ch. 59-439; s. 1, ch. 69-118; s. 1148, ch. 71-136; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 124, ch. 92-149; s. 23, ch. 93-260; s. 1426, ch. 97-102.