Explosion in Tattooing, Piercing Tests State Regulators

Nearly four in 10 people born after 1980 have a tattoo, and one in four have a piercing some place other than an earlobe.

Anyone who goes into a tattoo parlor in North Carolina can be assured that it has a permit from the state health department and that inspectors have checked the premises for safe and sanitary conditions.

Source: Explosion in Tattooing, Piercing Tests State Regulators