Regulations – North Carolina

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  1. Licensing (Permit) Link: Permits are issued through the local Department of Health
    https://ehs.ncpublichealth.com/faf/pti/tattoos.htm
  2. Oversight/Rules Links:
    https://ehs.ncpublichealth.com/faf/pti/docs/GS130A-283.pdf
    https://ehs.ncpublichealth.com/docs/rules/294306-13-3200.pdf 
  3. Tattoo and body piercing prohibited on a person under 18 years of age:
    https://ehs.ncpublichealth.com/faf/pti/docs/statutereminors.pdf

Other Considerations:
(e) Limitation 130A-283 (e). – A permit issued pursuant to this Part does not authorize a person to remove a tattoo from the body of a human being.
https://ehs.ncpublichealth.com/faf/pti/docs/GS130A-283.pdf