Sunshine State

by on Jan.26, 2010, under News, Tattoos-Body Art

by Tattoosue on January 26, 2010

The sunshine state – Florida – lawmakers are currently considering passing a new bill that would require tattoo artists practicing their trade in the state to attend classes on good hygiene and blood diseases. A good idea. Reading the article you’d think Florida had almost no regulations on their tattoo industry. The new fill would also ban kids younger than 16-years-old from getting a tattoo. It would still allow 17 and 18 year olds to get tattoos but only with their parents’ consent. The laws will still be one of the more liberal set of laws by most state’s standards. Very rarely do you see that kids under 18 years of age are able to get a tattoo with or without their parents permissions. I believe in less goverment intervention in our lives but considering how niave the public can be when it comes to the consequences of getting a tattoo where equipment isn’t sterilized correctly or bad practices could lead to a fatal blood disease, regulations should be in place.

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Inferno January 29, 2010 at 1:07 am

Tattooing needs regulation. It has become so popular that it is becoming dangerous in a big way.
I have seen people tattooing in shops in many different states that really have no idea about cross contamination and sanitary work methods.
It is scary.

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