2016 Tennessee Code
Title 62 - Professions, Businesses and Trades
Chapter 38 - Tattoos and Body Piercing
Part 3 - Body Piercing
§ 62-38-306. Age restrictions -- Required records -- Penalty for violations.

TN Code § 62-38-306 (2016) What's This?

(a) (1) Unless consent has been given in accordance with ยง 62-38-305, no individual who is under age eighteen (18) shall obtain or attempt to obtain a body piercing procedure.

(2) No individual shall knowingly show or give false information concerning the individual's name, age or emancipation.

(b) (1) No individual shall knowingly show or give any false information as to the name, age or other identification of an individual who is under age eighteen (18) for the purpose of obtaining for the individual under age eighteen (18) a body piercing procedure.

(2) No individual shall impersonate the parent, legal guardian or legal custodian of an individual who is under age eighteen (18) for the purpose of obtaining for the individual under age eighteen (18) a body piercing procedure.

(3) The operator shall require proof of age for any patron under the age of twenty-seven (27) and the operator shall retain a copy of the patron's proof of age documentation in the files of the business for a period of two (2) years from the time of the body piercing.

(c) It is a Class C misdemeanor for a violation of subdivision (b)(2) by an individual over the age of seventeen (17) who impersonates a parent, legal guardian or legal custodian.

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