"Tattoo Consent Form"

What Is a Tattoo Consent Form?

A Tattoo Consent Form is a formal document prepared by the tattoo salon and signed by the client who confirms they agree to receive a tattoo. Every client of a tattoo parlor must be offered this document before the tattoo master starts their work - it will confirm the person agreed to get a tattoo and absolve the artist of any responsibility for complications that may arise later provided that the client is fully informed of all possible health and safety-related issues.

You can download a printable Tattoo Consent Form template through the link below.

The document allows the person who wants to have a tattoo to be fully educated about the procedure they will undergo - they can ask for clarifications, modify the agreement if necessary, and get a tattoo with peace of mind. The tattoo master will be protected as well - they are not obliged to proceed with negotiations or start their work if the individual tells them the procedure may be harmful to their health.

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How to Write a Consent Form for a Tattoo?

  1. Identify the client and the tattoo studio by their names. Since the client usually chooses one master to work on their tattoo and sticks to their choice, make sure you include the name of the artist as well.
  2. Describe the tattoo in question. Whether the client wants a simple design or it is a large tattoo that requires days or weeks of work, it may be a good idea to attach a drawing the parties have agreed upon to avoid possible disputes in the future.
  3. List the risks of the tattoo procedure - make sure you write "including but not limited to" to safeguard yourself from the liability for any injury and bodily harm the client may have in the future. At a minimum, you should mention scarring, infection, allergic reactions, and bleeding.
  4. State the client was asked about any health issues that may prevent them from getting a tattoo and their answer was negative.
  5. Certify the client has been fully informed of all the risks associated with getting a tattoo and confirmed their willingness to receive it.
  6. If the client is a minor, the tattoo master must get parental consent - one or both parents have to sign a Tattoo Consent Form for Minors. Not every state allows a minor to be tattooed so ask your tattoo parlor whether they are able to tattoo a minor accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will sign the Minor Tattoo Consent Form and will be present during the procedure to make sure the child is safe.
  7. If you are a laser technician that specializes in tattoo removal, you can use a Tattoo Removal Consent Form - this document will verify the permission of the individual prior to any procedures and treatment. List short- and long-term side effects and complications of the laser removal, record aftercare guidelines the client has to follow to heal and prevent scarring and obtain their authorization for the procedure.

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Tattoo Consent Form
_____________________
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Client's Name
Client's Date of Birth
Date
________________________________________________________________________
Street Address, City, State, ZIP Code
__________________________________
_________________________________
Phone Number
Email Address
I acknowledge by signing this form that I have been given the full opportunity to ask any
and all questions which I might have about the obtaining of a tattoo and that all of my
questions have been answered to my full satisfaction. I specifically acknowledge I have
been advised of the facts and matters set forth below and I agree as follows:
1. If I have any condition that might affect the healing of this tattoo, I will advise my
tattooer. I am not pregnant or nursing. I am not under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
2. I do not have medical or skin conditions such as but not limited to acne, scarring
(Keloid) eczema, psoriasis, freckles, moles, or sunburn in the area to be tattooed
that may interfere with said tattoo. If I have any type of infection or rash anywhere
on my body, I will advise my tattooer.
3. I acknowledge it is not reasonably possible for the representatives and employees
of this tattoo shop to determine whether I might have an allergic reaction to the
pigments or processes used in my tattoo, and I agree to accept the risk that such a
reaction is possible.
4. I acknowledge that infection is always possible as a result of the obtaining of a
tattoo, particularly in the event that I do not take proper care of my tattoo. I have
received aftercare instructions and I agree to follow them while my tattoo is
healing. I agree that any touch-up work needed, due to my own negligence, will be
done at my own expense.
5. I realize that variations in color and design may exist between any tattoo as
selected by me and as ultimately applied to my body. I understand that if my skin
color is dark, the colors will not appear as bright as they do on light skin.
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Tattoo Consent Form
_____________________
_____________________
____________________
Client's Name
Client's Date of Birth
Date
________________________________________________________________________
Street Address, City, State, ZIP Code
__________________________________
_________________________________
Phone Number
Email Address
I acknowledge by signing this form that I have been given the full opportunity to ask any
and all questions which I might have about the obtaining of a tattoo and that all of my
questions have been answered to my full satisfaction. I specifically acknowledge I have
been advised of the facts and matters set forth below and I agree as follows:
1. If I have any condition that might affect the healing of this tattoo, I will advise my
tattooer. I am not pregnant or nursing. I am not under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
2. I do not have medical or skin conditions such as but not limited to acne, scarring
(Keloid) eczema, psoriasis, freckles, moles, or sunburn in the area to be tattooed
that may interfere with said tattoo. If I have any type of infection or rash anywhere
on my body, I will advise my tattooer.
3. I acknowledge it is not reasonably possible for the representatives and employees
of this tattoo shop to determine whether I might have an allergic reaction to the
pigments or processes used in my tattoo, and I agree to accept the risk that such a
reaction is possible.
4. I acknowledge that infection is always possible as a result of the obtaining of a
tattoo, particularly in the event that I do not take proper care of my tattoo. I have
received aftercare instructions and I agree to follow them while my tattoo is
healing. I agree that any touch-up work needed, due to my own negligence, will be
done at my own expense.
5. I realize that variations in color and design may exist between any tattoo as
selected by me and as ultimately applied to my body. I understand that if my skin
color is dark, the colors will not appear as bright as they do on light skin.
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6. I understand that if I have any skin treatments, laser hair removal, plastic surgery,
or other skin altering procedures, it may result in adverse changes to my tattoo.
7. I acknowledge that a tattoo is a permanent change to my appearance and that no
representations have been made to me as to the ability to later change or remove
my tattoo. To my knowledge, I do not have a physical, mental, or medical
impairment or disability which might affect my well-being as a direct or indirect
result of my decision to have a tattoo.
8. I acknowledge I am over the age of eighteen and that I have truthfully represented
to my tattooer that the obtaining of a tattoo is by my choice alone. I consent to the
application of the tattoo and to any actions or conduct of the representatives and
employees of the tattoo shop reasonably necessary to perform the tattoo procedure.
__________________________________
__________________________________
Client’s Printed Name
Tattooer’s Printed Name
__________________________________
__________________________________
Client’s Signature
Tattooer’s Signature
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