Well my baby girl will be 17 on Tuesday, wow where does the time go. Now I feel OLD. For her b-day she has been wanting a tattoo. Well this conversation has been going on for over a year now, she knew what she wanted a year ago. So now that her b-day was getting closer, and we had discussed it more and I agreed, we had to find someone to do it. See the age in WI and IL is 18. And no it doesnt matter if you are 16 or 17 and have a parents consent.....you have to be 18. Well her boss at work told her that her brother goes to this guy that does it out of his house and would do 16/17 year olds as long as there was a parent there. So we got ahold of this guy and made an appointment. He did a really nice job and didnt charge as much as I thought he would. So all in all she is very very happy with it. Today she says that it hurts quite a bit, she got it done last night. But hey...it's in the healing process, of course it's going to hurt.