(1) A tattooing or body piercing procedure may not occur if:
(a) either the artist of the client is under the apparent influence of alcohol or other mind-altering drugs;
(b) the client has not signed the consent form required by ARM 37.112.144; or
(c) the client is under the age of 18, without the explicit in-person consent of the client's parent or legal guardian as provided in 45-5-623, MCA.
(2) If the client is under the age of 18, the parent or legal guardian must accompany the client throughout the procedure.
(3) A written physician referral is required before tattooing or body piercing if the client:
(a) is taking any drug or dietary supplements that may induce bleeding tendencies or reduce clotting;
(b) has a medical condition that is known to cause bleeding tendencies or reduce clotting;
(c) shows signs of recent intravenous drug use;
(d) has a sunburn, a skin disease such a psoriasis or eczema, a skin infection, or lesions such as a mole in the proposed procedure site; or
(e) discloses or evidences allergies or contact sensitivity to pigments, soaps, or other substances that may be used in the procedure.
(4) The artist may delay or require a medical referral before conducting any tattooing or piercing for any person whose physical health, understanding, or judgment may be in question.