Tattoos from unlicensed artists: Ille...

Tattoos from unlicensed artists: Illegal and dangerous

There are 22 comments on the WTKR story from Sep 30, 2009, titled Tattoos from unlicensed artists: Illegal and dangerous. In it, WTKR reports that:

If you've ever gotten a tattoo, you know good work can be expensive. But now a growing number of tattoo artists are offering deep discounts for work done at home.

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jolleytiger

Williamsburg, VA

#1 Sep 30, 2009
Great story! What does VA.law require you to have to be legal to tattoo ???
Shannon

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Sep 30, 2009
This whole segment was awesome. Thanks so much :)
Kentucky-Mitch

Virginia Beach, VA

#3 Oct 1, 2009
Virginia law requires you to be an idiot to get one.
Ancient ink tattoo studio

United States

#4 Oct 1, 2009
we have this same problem in N.W. Indiana I wish someone would step up and do somthing. the state requires we are red cross certified but noone checks to make sure this is happening and theres at least a dozen people tattooing out of there house around my studio. Scary stuff
Thomas durham

Gloucester, UK

#5 Oct 11, 2009
I get what your saying`there is a lot of shall we say dam right
dangerous skin scratchers out there that could`nt spell sterile-
equipment let alone use it.
But there are also a few out there that are not cut from the same
cloth.Yet fair enuff there don`t have a shop but there as clean
and sterile as any proper tattoo studio out there.
So i ges what i`m saying is u carn`t judge every book by its cover.
Regards tom.
Chris Alexander

Mountain Top, PA

#6 Oct 13, 2009
I would like to pass a law keeping this scratchers from working out of there house. In Pa all you need is blood born certificate of training, its so bad here that you have to drop your prices to compete with them. they can tattoo people out of there house and not brake the law. they post there shit on myspace, guess what its not good, and doen't look like a clean area to do it.
some one know to to get that law moving, thanks.
skin grafix tattoo

Clayton, NC

#7 Oct 16, 2009
We will be forever be plagued with this problem untill the sale of tattoo equipment is made illegal to the general public in all 50 states. IN my opinion the biggest problem is kids buying equipment and tattooing each other. I have seen this on kids as young as 11 years old. Its disgusting that tattoo suppliers just dont seem to care. garry
thatdude

Toronto, Canada

#9 Oct 19, 2009
I agree with this somewhat , but if someone is a relatively good tattoo artist , and follows all safety precautions...i dont see why its a bad thing. There are a lot of tattoo artists out there that DO work from home and DO follow every step to keep a sterile environment. I guess the idea of everyone who doesn't do it the " way we say " is a dirty , un sterile disease spreader is just the american way, I know of licensed shops who have horrible safty practices . Yet they continue to thrive...... i just think if ANYONE for any reason is going to get a tattoo...do the research first ....if your going to a home , get reffered ... dont go to graigs list .
dennis

United States

#10 Oct 21, 2009
ive been tattooing for 10 years now i work for my home but i have a
work for tattooing only i have work in two tattoo studios my as a
tattoo artist and i use disposable tube with needles and gloves and green soap so whats the big deal i lrean from my older brother hes been tattooing for 30 years as long as you have the equiptment to
do it right why bitch
Addison

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Oct 22, 2009
It to bad most state don't do any thing to stop them.
And at the same time.
I get to charge them more for going to a house and exspect me to fix it.
Think before you get Ink!
Jenny

San Mateo, CA

#12 Nov 4, 2009
In my opinion there is good and bad in both . I've seen some horrible work come from tattoo shops and I've seen amazing work come from a persons home.. I think no matter where you decide to get tattooed, you should take responsibility for your own actions.. If you end up with a crappy home tattoo, then that's your own fault, and if you have to go to a persons home because you over paid on a crappy shop tattoo, then so be it.. That's my opinion..
artist

Richmond, VA

#13 Apr 18, 2010
shops are not sterile just bcause there shops,u cant put everybody in the same catigory,alot of shop tattooest are haters and feel that hit in their pockets so they bitchin,ive got better tattoos from a home the the ones i got from a shop,and he used all disposbles low prices and he inhanced my art which the snobish shop guys refused to do.Almost all tattooest at shops started in the house and some go back cause of the fake politics invlved

“The enemy is in our camp.”

Since: Mar 08

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#14 Apr 22, 2010
Why would anyone deface their body? It is in such bad taste. These young women who have tatoos up and down their arms will find jobs very difficult to obtain. Working at Walmart, no problem, but try to apply at a bank and see what happens. Tatoos are stupid.
dirty ocean view guy

Hindman, KY

#15 Jul 6, 2010
its "illegal and dangerous" because the govermant aint getting their share of the prifits
if you pay them some of the cut , it wont be illegal or dangerous

just walking acrossed the street can be illegal and dangerous

“BSL is BS!”

Since: Feb 09

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#16 Jul 6, 2010
A-Patriot wrote:
Why would anyone deface their body? It is in such bad taste. These young women who have tatoos up and down their arms will find jobs very difficult to obtain. Working at Walmart, no problem, but try to apply at a bank and see what happens. Tatoos are stupid.
Actually, companies are not becoming more strict on hiring policies when it comes to tattoos or even piercings.

In Rhode Island I made a very good living working for Bank of America. I have tattoos. There was a man their who was a bank manager and had tattoos...on his face. No one cared. Why? Because he was an excellent manager, well-educated, and a person who genuinely cared about his clients and employees.

I've recently changed job fields to an animal care profession and I volunteer at a no kill shelter. My tattoos have never been an issue for me. I am just as professional as anyone else without tattoos. And not to toot my horn, but I believe I'm even more professional than some who have NO tattoos.=)
dirty ocean view guy

Hindman, KY

#17 Jul 6, 2010
violetkisses79 wrote:
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Actually, companies are not becoming more strict on hiring policies when it comes to tattoos or even piercings.
In Rhode Island I made a very good living working for Bank of America. I have tattoos. There was a man their who was a bank manager and had tattoos...on his face. No one cared. Why? Because he was an excellent manager, well-educated, and a person who genuinely cared about his clients and employees.
I've recently changed job fields to an animal care profession and I volunteer at a no kill shelter. My tattoos have never been an issue for me. I am just as professional as anyone else without tattoos. And not to toot my horn, but I believe I'm even more professional than some who have NO tattoos.=)
must be nice in the world you live in
in mine people look at me like a drug dealer or a hardened criminal because of mine
and im neither
Military Madness

Norfolk, VA

#18 Jul 7, 2010
I once read a t-shirt that said, "The only difference between a person with ink and a person without is the person with a tattoo doesn't care if you don't have one."

I have 14 Tattoos that are able to be covered by long sleeve shirts. At one time I was employed by Checkered Flag Jaguar Porsche and Audi. I only stopped working there because I sucked as a car salesman.
rosema

Castries, Saint Lucia

#19 Jul 7, 2010
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rosema

Castries, Saint Lucia

#20 Jul 7, 2010
hi whats up ihope you will come to st.lucia
rosema

Castries, Saint Lucia

#21 Jul 7, 2010
how are are you

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