Parental Concern: Should you allow a Body piercing or a tattoo?

“in many states (like California), minors are prohibited to get tattoos of any kind, while body piercings are allowed with parental consent. Even if you can find a renegade body artist (operating illegally) that will agree to give your child a tattoo, it is not a good idea for you (as the legal guardian) or the child to break the law to get tattooed…”