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Stricter Tattoo Laws Coming to Mountain State

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Getting a tattoo in West Virginia could soon become a family affair for some teenagers.

A bill passed the W.Va. Senate that would completely ban tattoos for anyone younger than 16, and also require a parent or guardian be present to give permission for 16 and 17-year-olds to get inked.

Current law only requires written consent for anyone younger than 18.

The Senate passed its version of the bill Monday.  It's now being debated in he House Judiciary Committee.