I personally think that People under 18 are still legally minors. They are not allowed to make contracts,
to marry without their parent’s permission (in most places), or to join the army.
These restrictions are put on minors because they are not quite adults, not quite
competent to make decisions that could affect the rest of their lives. When
someone gets a tattoo, it may well be with him for life, slowly fading and
stretching out of shape. No minor should be allowed to affect his or her future
Yes, if they want a tattoo, and their parents do not care that they go out and get one, then there is nothing wrong with a kid that is sixteen to have a tattoo on them. Today the society is getting more and more accepting of them as a whole.
Countless studies support the theory that youth do not grow to have a fully mature brain until they are 18 or older. They may choose to act on a whim or based on emotion before their brain is fully developed, and rules like restricting tattoos can protect them. Parental approval best looks after the child's interests.
When you are 16 you are not sure about your decisions. You might get a boyfriend or girlfriends name on your body and you will be stuck with this decision for the rest of your life. Then you have to pay to get it removed or you have to find a way to get another design over this one item.
A 16 year old is still a minor in the eyes of the law here in the United States. I think the decision in which they are allowed to have a tattoo should still lie with their parents. I do not think being able to get a tattoo is a right.