How old does a person have to be to get a tattoo?

N.C. General Statute 14-400 requires a person to be at least 18 years of age.  Patrons are required to record or verify their name, address, phone number, date of birth, and provide their signature.  Retrievable records for each patron must kept by the tattoo artist for a minimum of two years.

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1. Is a permit required for artists who apply permanent makeup or do microblading?
2. Is anyone exempt from permitting requirements?
3. How old does a person have to be to get a tattoo?
4. Are there any health conditions which would prevent an artist from providing a tattoo?
5. Is a permit required for body piercing?
6. Is a permit required for body piercing?