FOX8 On Your Side: Tattoo Safety

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There are stricter requirements in North Carolina to get a license to cut hair and do nails than for giving someone a permanent tattoo, so how do you know if you're hiring a good tattoo artist?

In the video above, find out how to safely get inked.

Other states require, at the very least, an apprenticeship with a licensed artist.

Here are some easy ways to find a good tattoo artist: When you see someone with a tattoo you like, ask them who did it. You can also go to for user reviews about tattoo artists.