No tattoos for minors even with parental approval
Minors will not be permitted to get tattooed even if they have parental consent, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Friday. As minors are persons with little or no civil capacity, getting a tattoo is beyond their understanding, the ministry said in response to an inquiry to its Children's Affairs Department.
According to the Law on the Protection of Minors, parents and guardians must protect the physical and mental health of their children, the ministry said.
Parents who run their own parlors are also forbidden from tattooing their children.
Last week, China issued a regulation prohibiting minors from getting tattooed, which took effect on June 6.