What state do you live in and how old do you have to be to get a tattoo in that state? I recently saw a post that the mother got her son a tattoo at 16 and this is what my daughter wants for her 16th birthday. We already know that she wants a memorial tattoo for someone that she loves and misses very much. If you want to be rude that's fine. Go right ahead but you wont get comments back because I am not letting it ruin my day. For those of you that want to be helpful. Thanks so much!!