As of January 1 2012, the state of Florida has enacted new regulations on the tattoo industry operating here in the Sunshine State. the rules and regulations were passed to ensure the safety and well-being of Floridians interested in getting a tattoo.
The new regulations require all tattoo artists to take a course and pass a test on blood-borne pathogens since during the tattoo process, there is likely to be some bleeding.
There will also be licensing requirements meaning that all tattooing must be done inside of a registered, licensed facility.
The law also requires that no one under the age of 16 may get a tattoo unless there is a medical reason for doing so.
Anyone over the age of 16, but less than 18 must be accompanied by his or her parents.
While these regulations may seem strict and harsh, we believe and support these actions taken by the state of Florida. We have seen too many tattoos that have gotten infected. We have also seen a number of minors who received tattoos without parent's consent, tattoos that did not turn out so well.
If you live in the state of Florida and here in Orlando, be sure to check with the tattoo facility to ensure they are fully registered and licensed to operate. Otherwise, you could be in harm's way.
If you have a tattoo which you would like to remove and you are considering laser tattoo removal, call Pristine Laser Center at 407-494-0404 for a consultation.
Pristine Laser Center in Orlando offers tattoo removal, laser hair removal, laser vein removal, laser skin rejuvenation, acne scar treatment, laser skin resurfacing, age spot/ sun spot removal, laser treatment of vascular lesions and much more.