Occasionally, we will tattoo a 16-17 year-old if the parents are ready to sign our consent form. BUT NOTE that it’s in each artist’s right to refuse to tattoo a minor (even if the parent is consenting). We do not tattoo minors at visible places and we do not do large tattoos (more than an hour) either. Here is an example of the kind of tattoo we would accept to do on a minor: His mother passed away and he wants her name on a small, not-too-visible area on his body. We would do it with pleasure because we know it's not something he might regret. If he wants a tattoo of a music note because he likes music... He can probably wait until he's 18 years old!