null What is the legal age for getting a tattoo or piercing and do parents need to know?

What is the legal age for getting a tattoo or piercing and do parents need to know?

In Western Australia, it is illegal to tattoo or brand a person under 18 years of age without the written consent of a parent of legal guardian. This law also applies to the execution of intimate and non-intimate body piercings.  

It is also illegal for someone under 16 years to have their ears pierced without parent or guardian consent.

Where a person under the age of 18 has written parent or legal guardian consent to be tattooed, the tattoo artist has the right to refuse the service, and choose not do the tattoo.

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