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Julia Cortez, right, 18, of Naples, shows off her new tattoo by Daniel Argote, not pictured, of Web Works Tattoo in Naples, to her boyfriend, Sean Purvis, left, of Naples, on Thursday afternoon. New laws governing Florida tattoo artists and shops will go into effect January 1, 2012 in which oversight and licensing will go from the county level to the state level and each tattoo artist will have to be individually licensed as opposed to working under a shop's license. Additionally, minors will need parental consent to get tattoos in Florida in 2012 - a rule that currently differs from county to county.

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Tristan Spinski/Staff Julia Cortez, right, 18, of Naples, shows off her new tattoo by Daniel Argote, not pictured, of Web Works Tattoo in Naples, to her boyfriend, Sean Purvis, left, of Naples, on Thursday afternoon. New laws governing Florida tattoo artists and shops will go into effect January 1, 2012 in which oversight and licensing will go from the county level to the state level and each tattoo artist will have to be individually licensed as opposed to working under a shop's license. Additionally, minors will need parental consent to get tattoos in Florida in 2012 - a rule that currently differs from county to county.

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