The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw, Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Senate will consider for final passage a bill that clarifies that parents must give written permission and be present when a minor receives a tattoo or body piercing.
HB117 passed on second reading Wednesday, which means it will be considered for final passage later in the session.
Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, said the bill helps to solve a problem. A tattoo artist is not guilty of unlawful body piercing or tattooing if they "make and retain a photocopy" of the customer's driver license or other state-issued picture identification that purports a minor is 18 years or older.
"It's a protection for businesses," Mayne said.
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