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“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#1 Sep 17, 2013
WASHINGTON (ABC News)-- Washington, D.C., lawmakers are considering a plan to save people from themselves by putting an end to those late-night stumbles into a tattoo parlor for some fresh ink or a piercing.

The city's department of health proposed a 24-hour mandatory waiting period for people who want to get a tattoo or a piercing, citing public safety issues, according to draft regulations released Friday.

The law would force body art businesses to "ensure that no tattoo artist applies any tattoo to a customer until after 24 hours have passed since the customer first requested the tattoo," according to the draft regulations. The same would apply for body piercings.

Prospective customers would need to sign a questionnaire to disclose conditions that might affect the healing process, including pregnancy, diabetes and herpes, the regulations said. Body artists would also need to provide proof that they have been vaccinated for hepatitis B and would have to undergo biohazard training.

While the proposal could protect customers from health risks as well as from regrets about impulsively going under the needle, some local body artists are worried the mandatory delay may affect their bottom line.

"One of the cornerstones of the body art industry has been the walk-in service," Fatty Jessup, the owner of Fatty's Custom Tatooz told ABC News. "By eliminating the walk-in service, you're essentially killing the business."

Even customers are crying foul, saying people need to take responsibility for their own decisions.

"If somebody wants to come in as a walk-in, they're going to pay for the service. That's on them." one customer said. "If they regret that decision down the road, that again is on them. It shouldn't be up to the shop to regulate people's poor decisions."

But parenting expert Tammy Gold told ABC News the proposal could be advantageous when it comes to talking with your kids about getting inked.

"This wait and hold time will do such wonders for [children's] ability to protect themselves if they're not sure they if want to do it, and a parent's ability to protect them, to say,'Let's register and then let's give ourselves 24 hours to really talk about it.'"

The public has 30 days to comment on the proposal before it could potentially become a final regulation.
http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/...

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 17, 2013
Yep, nothing to worry about in the USA other than tattoos.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#4 Sep 17, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
WASHINGTON (ABC News)-- Washington, D.C., lawmakers are considering a plan to save people from themselves by putting an end to those late-night stumbles into a tattoo parlor for some fresh ink or a piercing.
The city's department of health proposed a 24-hour mandatory waiting period for people who want to get a tattoo or a piercing, citing public safety issues, according to draft regulations released Friday.
The law would force body art businesses to "ensure that no tattoo artist applies any tattoo to a customer until after 24 hours have passed since the customer first requested the tattoo," according to the draft regulations. The same would apply for body piercings.
Prospective customers would need to sign a questionnaire to disclose conditions that might affect the healing process, including pregnancy, diabetes and herpes, the regulations said. Body artists would also need to provide proof that they have been vaccinated for hepatitis B and would have to undergo biohazard training.
While the proposal could protect customers from health risks as well as from regrets about impulsively going under the needle, some local body artists are worried the mandatory delay may affect their bottom line.
"One of the cornerstones of the body art industry has been the walk-in service," Fatty Jessup, the owner of Fatty's Custom Tatooz told ABC News. "By eliminating the walk-in service, you're essentially killing the business."
Even customers are crying foul, saying people need to take responsibility for their own decisions.
"If somebody wants to come in as a walk-in, they're going to pay for the service. That's on them." one customer said. "If they regret that decision down the road, that again is on them. It shouldn't be up to the shop to regulate people's poor decisions."
But parenting expert Tammy Gold told ABC News the proposal could be advantageous when it comes to talking with your kids about getting inked.
"This wait and hold time will do such wonders for [children's] ability to protect themselves if they're not sure they if want to do it, and a parent's ability to protect them, to say,'Let's register and then let's give ourselves 24 hours to really talk about it.'"
The public has 30 days to comment on the proposal before it could potentially become a final regulation.
http://www.indianasnewscenter.com/news/local/...
Yep, people should have to submit to substance/alcohol testing before going under the needle :p
Its a problem

United States

#5 Sep 17, 2013
Wouldn't it be great if tattoo artist policed themselves? One artist that was in our town would refuse to do certain tats in certain locations. He was in his 50's and had enough common sense and was "helpful" to more than one stupid young pup. Tattoos are a personal choice but a little wisdom can go a long way. Example...stupid pup comes in and wants a face tattoo. That one decision will effectively remove him from a huge amount of JOB possibilities. Personally I don't want him unemployable and drawing welfare for his entire life.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#6 Sep 17, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
Yep, nothing to worry about in the USA other than tattoos.
This is BS. Talk about infringing on personal liberties. If someone wants to get a tattoo during a drunken fit, that's their right to do so.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#7 Sep 17, 2013
Its a problem wrote:
Wouldn't it be great if tattoo artist policed themselves? One artist that was in our town would refuse to do certain tats in certain locations. He was in his 50's and had enough common sense and was "helpful" to more than one stupid young pup. Tattoos are a personal choice but a little wisdom can go a long way. Example...stupid pup comes in and wants a face tattoo. That one decision will effectively remove him from a huge amount of JOB possibilities. Personally I don't want him unemployable and drawing welfare for his entire life.
I don't advocate for face tattoos, personally I think they look ridiculous, but I'd venture to say most who get tattoos in places such as those aren't going to be people who work in the types of environments that would need to consider that.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#8 Sep 17, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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Yep, people should have to submit to substance/alcohol testing before going under the needle :p
I am skittish enough when it comes to real medical professionals poking into me. I always wonder who's been there before me and what diseases they are bringing into the place where I am being treated.

Being that skittish about real medical professionals poking into me with all the precautions they take, the last thing I would ever want is to have a dirtball tattoo artist breaking my skin.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 Sep 17, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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This is BS. Talk about infringing on personal liberties. If someone wants to get a tattoo during a drunken fit, that's their right to do so.
Being the next customer after someone like you has gotten a tattoo is exactly what the government has every right to protect. God only knows what kind of infectious diseases "sexually liberated" feminists such as yourself carry.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#10 Sep 17, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Being the next customer after someone like you has gotten a tattoo is exactly what the government has every right to protect. God only knows what kind of infectious diseases "sexually liberated" feminists such as yourself carry.
In her defense, I think she was being sarcastic. I know several people, some older, some younger, who got inked while drunk/high/pissed off who have regrets.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#12 Sep 17, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Being the next customer after someone like you has gotten a tattoo is exactly what the government has every right to protect. God only knows what kind of infectious diseases "sexually liberated" feminists such as yourself carry.
This post proves that you're just an angry, bitter old man who has nothing nice to say and continually looking for an argument. Troll somewhere else. You're worthless.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#13 Sep 17, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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In her defense, I think she was being sarcastic. I know several people, some older, some younger, who got inked while drunk/high/pissed off who have regrets.
No, not really. I think a person has the right to make this decision whether they might regret it or not. True, many people get tattoos while they're inebriated or too young, but I guess that's a lesson to be learned. I don't think it's any different than having the right to choose what food you buy, what you drink, whether you smoke or drink, etc. Taking away or limiting personal liberties is a slippery slope.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#14 Sep 17, 2013
Spooktackular kcus sllotr wrote:
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Makes me think of a girl I knew that had a tattoo on her breast. I bet that it is all distorted and unreadable now.
At the risk of sounding sexist, I think women who have many tattoos or on certain areas of the body look trashy. ESPECIALLY there.

“Ignorance is bliss.”

Since: May 11

Hightstown, NJ

#15 Sep 17, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Being the next customer after someone like you has gotten a tattoo is exactly what the government has every right to protect. God only knows what kind of infectious diseases "sexually liberated" feminists such as yourself carry.
Not to mention, you don't know anything about my sexual history and you are beyond obsessed with my vagina. Please, keep me and my genitalia out of your messed up head.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#16 Sep 17, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Being the next customer after someone like you has gotten a tattoo is exactly what the government has every right to protect. God only knows what kind of infectious diseases "sexually liberated" feminists such as yourself carry.
Come on, Bob. We're talking about 'government gone wild intrusion', why go off in that direction? That used to piss you off when we had a good conversation going.

Me? No tattoes now or ever unless I get 'D N R' in 5 inch letters across my chest. BUT, no way there should be government instituted oversight on the practice.
Old Salt

Columbus, OH

#17 Sep 17, 2013
I have seen some great tattoos in my day as I was in the Navy for 25 years. I have seen some of the great artist of the Far East and beyond. The Tattoos always had meaning. Squadron, Ship, Mom, USA. (an occasional dancing girl on the biceps.) But today's Tattoos I do not get. And I have yet to get a Tattoo.

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#19 Sep 17, 2013
Shock!!!!!
I have two tattoos.
Got them latter in life...was on my bucket list.
No regrets!
Also, have a CCW . Yep! Bucket list also!
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#20 Sep 17, 2013
I have never seen anyone's looks improved by a tattoo. And I have seen some pretty ugly people with some pretty expensive tattoos.
Its a problem

United States

#21 Sep 17, 2013
Mpnf1979 wrote:
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I don't advocate for face tattoos, personally I think they look ridiculous, but I'd venture to say most who get tattoos in places such as those aren't going to be people who work in the types of environments that would need to consider that.
I agree with you, up to a point. I just always think of one thing when I see a face tattoo. Who would hire them? The ones I’ve seen have all been on people who do not work, unless “former or future inmate” is considered an occupation.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#22 Sep 17, 2013
Its a problem wrote:
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I agree with you, up to a point. I just always think of one thing when I see a face tattoo. Who would hire them? The ones I’ve seen have all been on people who do not work, unless “former or future inmate” is considered an occupation.
Basically they have rendered themselves unemployable for life and should be automatically ineligible for all government assistance outside of prison.

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#25 Sep 17, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
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Yeah, I don't think anyone's surprised.
Who cares what anyone thinks.
I walk to the beat of my own drum!!!!

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