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City Council Drops Legal Age to Get Tattoo in Chicago

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    City Council Drops Legal Age to Get Tattoo in Chicago
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    Chicago’s City Council has agreed to drop the legal age to get a tattoo from 21 to 18 years old. 

    The city says there's no health reason not to drop the age of consent. There is, however, a cancer risk for younger people who use tanning salons. 

    To that end, the City Council has banned anyone under 18 from a tanning. 

    Also under the new ordinance, anyone under 18 must get a parent's permission before getting any piercings in the mouth.