Regulations – Idaho

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  1. Licensing Link: Not state regulated as of our most recent info, however, there may be some county and/or city-specific license requirements.  Check with your local or city officials.
  2. Oversight/Rules Link: No oversight/rules (other than performing body-art on persons between the ages of 13 and 18 (see below). Check with your local or city officials for county and city-specific requirements.

Other Considerations:
Idaho Statutes, Title 18 Crimes and Punishments, Chapter 15 Children and Vulnerable Adults.

No person shall knowingly tattoo, brand, facilitate use of a tanning device or perform body piercing on any minor under the age of fourteen (14) years.

No person shall knowingly tattoo, brand, facilitate use of a tanning device or perform body piercing on a minor between the ages of fourteen (14) and eighteen (18) years unless such person obtains the prior written informed consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian. The minor’s parent or legal guardian shall execute the written informed consent required pursuant to this subsection in the presence of the person performing the tattooing, branding or body piercing or facilitating the use of a tanning device on the minor, or in the presence of an employee or agent of such person.

https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/title18/t18ch15/sect18-1523/#:~:text=(3)%20No%20person%20shall%20knowingly,minor’s%20parent%20or%20legal%20guardian.