R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-21-3
§ 11-21-3. Tattooing or permanent disfigurement.
Every person being a student, or being a person in attendance at any public, private, parochial, or military school, college, or other educational institution, who shall tattoo or knowingly and willfully permanently disfigure the body, limbs, or features of any fellow student or person attending the institution by the use of nitrate of silver or any like substance, or by any other means, shall be held guilty of a crime of the degree of mayhem, and shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned not exceeding ten (10) years nor less than one year.
History of Section.
G.L. 1909, ch. 277, § 31; P.L. 1909, ch. 431, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 395, § 33; G.L. 1938, ch. 606, § 33; G.L. 1956, § 11-21-3.