Minnesota now requires tattoo parlors, tattoo artists and piercing artists to be licensed. A tattoo or piercing artist license requires:
(1) proof that the applicant is over the age of 18;
(2) the type of license the applicant is applying for;
(3) all fees required under section 146B.10;
(4) proof of completing a minimum of 200 hours of supervised experience within the area for which the applicant is seeking a license, and must include an affidavit from the supervising licensed technician;
(5) proof of having satisfactorily completed coursework approved by the commissioner on bloodborne pathogens, the prevention of disease transmission, infection control, and aseptic technique. Courses to be considered for approval by the commissioner may include, but are not limited to, those administered by one of the following:
(i) the American Red Cross;
(ii) United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); or
(iii) the Alliance of Professional Tattooists; and
(6) any other relevant information requested by the commissioner.
Lots of additional health and safety standards that must be met. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/...keyword=tattoo
It is a generational thing. My pre-med interested D has a small fairy wing tattooed on the inside of her ankle. A gift from her BF. Her own design. She was thoughtful enough to put it in a fairly inconspicuous place. I have no problem with it.