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Yes. No person with visible jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin) may be tattooed. No tattooing may be done on a skin surface that has a rash, pimples, boils, infections, or manifests any evidence of being reddened or inflamed.
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Yes. An annual tattooing permit is required to perform these procedures.
Yes. Licensed physicians, as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners working under the supervision of a licensed physician, who perform tattooing within the normal course of their professional practice are exempt from permitting requirements.
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.
The state of North Carolina does not require a permit for body piercing. A law does exist on age requirements for piercing and it is enforced by local law enforcement agencies (N.C. General Statute 14-400).