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24 Hours before you can get a tattoo? LOL

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/07/dc-proposes-24-hour-waiting-period-for-tattoos/

 

The days of waking up with a hangover and a mysterious tattoo may be numbered in Washington D.C., thanks to a new regulation being proposed by the city’s Department of Health.

The city's Department of Health proposed 65 pages of regulations for tattoo parlors on Friday. One states that a tattoo artist cannot apply a tattoo until at least 24 hours after a customer requests it. The language for body piercings is similar.

Should it be implemented, D.C. would be one of the few places in the country that imposes a waiting period on tattooing and piercing.

Local tattoo artist Paul Roe calls the proposal "ridiculous" and says it would hurt business.

"That's a classic case of a cosmetologist saying, 'Shouldn't those people think about their decision?'" Rowe told WAMU-FM.

The regulations would also prohibit the tattooing of anyone under the age of 18, require that the operators and artists be licensed, as well as outlining exactly what equipment can be used, and how to maintain it.  Additionally, WAMU-FM reports that it would prohibit the tattooing or piercing of anyone under the influence of drugs and alcohol, although many parlors already follow this unwritten rule.

Roe believes that some regulation is required, but believes that what is being proposed goes too far, arguing that “over-regulation is the killer of any profession.”

Tattooing and piercing were unregulated in the district until last year, when the D.C. Council passed legislation requiring tattoo artists and body piercers to be licensed.



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..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Since many good artists do a consult first, likely people wait longer anyway. Also, most good artists won't do it if you're intoxicated. I don't see this as that big of a deal.
numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:31 AM

 

I have a problem with Government dictating. Artist have the right to do it.

Quoting ..MoonShine..:

Since many good artists do a consult first, likely people wait longer anyway. Also, most good artists won't do it if you're intoxicated. I don't see this as that big of a deal.


 

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:34 AM

 Interesting.

lga1965
by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM

 "government dictating" ???  lol.

I think this is a good idea. And everyone needs to think about getting a tattoo.Especially if they are drunk or high. ;)

Think about the impression you give to others , your image, before you get a tattoo.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

 

I have a problem with Government dictating. Artist have the right to do it.

Quoting ..MoonShine..:

Since many good artists do a consult first, likely people wait longer anyway. Also, most good artists won't do it if you're intoxicated. I don't see this as that big of a deal.

 

 

 

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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Ya liberals are fucking nuts and certainly do not have tattoos. But that's ok, just keep lumping all liberals together because you don't like what Iga had to say. Btw, Iga isn't liberal.
numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM

 You're right. She's a socialist.


Quoting lizzielouaf:

Ya liberals are fucking nuts and certainly do not have tattoos. But that's ok, just keep lumping all liberals together because you don't like what Iga had to say. Btw, Iga isn't liberal.


 

numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:52 AM

LMAO Iga.

 


 

Quoting lga1965:

 "government dictating" ???  lol.

I think this is a good idea. And everyone needs to think about getting a tattoo.Especially if they are drunk or high. ;)

Think about the impression you give to others , your image, before you get a tattoo.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

 

I have a problem with Government dictating. Artist have the right to do it.

Quoting ..MoonShine..:

Since many good artists do a consult first, likely people wait longer anyway. Also, most good artists won't do it if you're intoxicated. I don't see this as that big of a deal.

 

 

 


 

teri4lance
by Silver Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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Yes...BC this is a serious problem that needs immediate legislation. That off the chain murder rate in D.C. can wait! People are regretting tattoos over here. TATTOOS PEOPLE. omg...it's HORRIBLE.
KelliansMom
by Bronze Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 10:54 AM
I don't have an issue with this. But I spend a lot of time before getting a tattoo looking at artist and shops its something permeant and I want it to look amazing and I want a good clean shop.
numbr1wmn
by Nikki on Sep. 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM

 The issue is that this has nothing to do with the government.

Quoting KelliansMom:

I don't have an issue with this. But I spend a lot of time before getting a tattoo looking at artist and shops its something permeant and I want it to look amazing and I want a good clean shop.


 

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