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(a) A tattooist may not tattoo:
(1) except as provided by Subsection (a-1), a person younger than 18 years of age; or
(2) a person who the tattooist suspects is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
(a-1) A tattooist may tattoo a person younger than 18 years of age if:
(1) the tattoo will cover a tattoo that contains:
(A) obscene or offensive language or symbols;
(B) gang-related names, symbols, or markings;
(C) drug-related names, symbols, or pictures; or
(D) other words, symbols, or markings that the person's parent or guardian considers would be in the best interest of the person to cover; and
(2) the person has obtained consent from the person's parent or guardian to cover the tattoo.
(b) The consent required by Subsection (a-1) may be satisfied by the individual's parent or guardian:
(1) being physically present at the tattoo studio at the time the tattooing is performed;
(2) executing an affidavit stating that the person is the parent or guardian of the individual on whom the tattooing is to be performed;
(3) presenting evidence of the person's identity to the person who will perform the tattooing; and
(4) presenting evidence of the person's status as parent or guardian of the individual who will receive the tattoo.
(c) A person younger than 18 years of age commits an offense if the person falsely states that the person is 18 years of age or older or presents any document that indicates that the person is 18 years of age or older to a person engaged in the operation of a tattoo studio. An offense under this subsection is a Class B misdemeanor.
(a) Before a seaman on a vessel of the United States is discharged in a foreign country by a consular officer on the seaman's complaint that the agreement required by this part has been breached because the vessel is badly provisioned or unseaworthy, or against the officers for cruel treatment, the officer shall inquire about the complaint. If satisfied of the justice of the complaint, the consular officer shall require the master to pay the wages due the seaman plus one month's additional wages and shall discharge the seaman. The master shall provide the seaman with employment on another vessel or provide the seaman with passage on another vessel to the port of original engagement, to the most convenient port of the United States, or to some port agreeable to the seaman.
(b) When a vessel does not have sufficient provisions for the intended voyage, and the seaman has been forced to accept a reduced ration or provisions that are bad in quality or unfit for use, the seaman is entitled to recover from the master or owner an allowance, as additional wages, that the court hearing the case considers reasonable.
(c) Subsection (b) of this section does not apply when the reduction in rations was for a period during which the seaman willfully and without sufficient cause failed to perform duties or was lawfully under confinement on board or on shore for misconduct, unless that reduction can be shown to have been unreasonable.
(d) Subsection (b) of this section does not apply to a fishing or whaling vessel or a yacht.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Health and Safety Code - HEALTH & SAFETY § 146.012. Tattoos Prohibited for Certain Persons - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/health-and-safety-code/health-safety-sect-146-012.html
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