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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 230

Tattooing of children and young persons

230 Tattooing of children and young persons

(1) In this section,
"tattooing" means any procedure the purpose of which is to make a permanent mark on the skin of a person, and includes the procedures known as scarification, branding and beading.
(2) A person must not perform tattooing on any part of a child's or young person's body unless the person has first obtained the consent of a parent of the child or young person, given in accordance with this section, to the tattooing of the child or young person in that manner and on that part of the child's or young person's body.
Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units.
Note : An offence against subsection (2) committed by a corporation is an executive liability offence attracting executive liability for a director or other person involved in the management of the corporation--see section 258.
(3) The consent of a parent to the tattooing must be given in person by a parent accompanying the child or young person or in writing.



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