Thursday, 5 February 2015

Tattooing and body modification on under 18s now illegal


Contact: Tasmania Police Media & Communications
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Intended Audience: Teachers, parents & students

To protect the welfare of young people it is now an offence to perform tattoos, body modification or intimate piercing on someone under 18 years of age.

The new offences form part of the amended Police Offences Act 1935 which came into effect on 19 December 2014.

Media Release