Your rights & the law

Q. How old do I have to be to get a tattoo?

A. The legal age to get a tattoo is 18 years. You need to make sure the tattooist uses new needles and inks and is registered and approved by the health authority.

Look at the links on the Your Rights and the Law page on this website.

Q. I’m 16 and mad keen on motor bikes. When can I ride one?

A. At 16 you can ride a moped of up to 50cc. You can’t drive a motorbike until you are 17. You have to take both a written theory test and a practical test to gain a full licence. Before you can learn to ride a moped or motorcycle on public roads you must also complete a Compulsory Basic Training Course. You can look at the page on Your Rights and the Law for some useful links.