2010 Rhode Island Code
Title 11 Criminal Offenses
CHAPTER 11-9 Children
§ 11-9-15 Tattooing of minors.


§ 11-9-15 Tattooing of minors. – Every person who shall tattoo any minor under the age of eighteen (18) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be imprisoned not exceeding one year or be fined not exceeding three hundred dollars ($300). For the purposes of this section, "tattooing" means the practice of marking the skin with indelible patterns or pictures by making punctures and inserting pigments. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the removal of tattoo markings from the body of any person of whatsoever age.
History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 399, § 45; P.L. 1932, ch. 1922, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 610, § 45; P.L. 1956, ch. 3713, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 11-9-15.)

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