We all probably know someone who has gotten a regrettable tattoo. What can make the experience even worse, is that many people are intoxicated when they get that regrettable reminder of the night they took too many tequila shots on Spring Break. A Washington,DC law proposal may end that.
The ordinance, if passed will require a mandatory 24-hour waiting period for patrons to get any tattoos or body piercings. Lawmakers cite public health concerns, and will require patrons to sign a questionnaire addressing such concerns as pregnancy, diabetes, or hepatitis. Artist will also have to have hepatitis B vaccinations and undergo bio hazard training.
Some artists and patrons are not pleased with the proposal. The tattoo industry thrives on walk-ins, and removing these customers may hurt their business. Some people also cite that it is the government regulating personal responsibility to make their own decisions. However, the case can still be made that if someone really does want the tattoo, they will return to get it done.
The proposal will be brought to vote at the end of the month.