Listen up , we maybe losing tattoo parlors everywhere.

United States
April 2, 2009 7:38am CST
Freaks ,Art lovers , freedom fighters , pull up a chair and listen to this. There is a bill that a senator is trying to pass that would potentially wipe out tattoo parlors. This senator is trying to pass a bill where all parlors will have to have a doctor on sire during shop hours. Not only that , to become an exoctic body artist , you would have to have recomendations from 5 other artist that have been doing the trade for at least 5 years. OK , this might sound like a good thing right . Why not have a doctor on site at all times. It is wonderful , if studios could afford it. Are you kidding me . Many shops canot afford to pay the salary of a doctor. This would in itself wipe parlors off the map. Now you are saying , so what , I do not like tattoos/piercings? Well , what about those that love them. They would be forced to go underground to get a tattoo/peircing. What would this cause? Mass amounts of disease and mutalations. Not only that , what if you ever decide to get your ear pieced or belly button peirced, would you want the right to do so and not have to resort to going to someones filthy house. What a parlor gives society is a safe outlet for exoctic body art. This is a wonderful freedom , I do not want to see taken away. The health dept. regulates tattoo parlors for a reason. If a studio is not living up to the health dept , they are closed down or at least fined heavily. Now for this where you have to have all these signatures to start tattooing, oh thats great, if we lived in a chochlate covered society. All this is going to do is open bribery , and extortion. How do you feel about this.
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@ElicBxn (60763)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Let me start by saying I don't have any tats and only my ears have holes (and I've had no end of trouble with them.) However, this is just wrong, and silly to have a doctor on site - tho I can see some doctor's offices opening up a side office for tat artists on their business - then they have a doctor on site....
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• United States
2 Apr 09
you maybe have a nickle allergy or something of the sort , I would go check out a reputable studio in your area and see what is happening with the cute ears :)
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@ElicBxn (60763)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I probably do, but that sure doesn't explain why every time I put a wire in my right ear, it bleeds.
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• United States
2 Apr 09
hmm , there is no way for me to know without looking at it. A wire might not be the thing you should use to stick in it. Lke I said hun , defianlty get it checked out to know you are safe.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I feel that the last two months or so have seen an unprecedented invasion of our civil liberties and the trampling of our Constitution. When a president can fire the head of a company and Barney Frank is sponsoring a bill to cap salaries even by private companies, I'm not surprised that the government is now intruding on our rights to do what we wish with our bodies. I don't have tattoos and never will but everyone has the right to have as many as they want because they have control over their bodies. I guess this will be no more. When are the people going to stand up and get a backbone? The government is the employee, we are the boss and it's time to assert our rights!
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• United States
2 Apr 09
you got that right there dragon , I remind you in this bill they are using pretty words to try to cover up what they are actually trying to do . Give us more classes more things like that , not all this mumble jumbo . Great lets put more artists in jail and let more rapists and offenders walk the streets. OMFG , when will they look at what is really wrong!
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@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
10 Apr 09
I totally agree they are invading our civil liberties what happened to freedom of expression. My tattoos are ways of expressing myself as are my piercings. The parlor I go are very professional and even tell customers of the risk before they even schedule an appointment.
• United States
2 Apr 09
Do you have a link to this legislation and can you tell me who is sponsoring it so I can voice my opposition to it to my elected officials properly? I agree, the tattoo industry already has very good existing regulations, they don't need to have a doctor on site at all times, that's silly and excessive.
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• United States
2 Apr 09
here is an addy to some people talking about this , so far this is in the state of florida , if this passes here , who is saying it will not happen everywhere. http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/juice/2009/03/florida_tattoo_licensing.php or I found many things when I did a search on.... tattoo S1130
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• United States
6 Apr 09
i agree this is horrible news! i mean it sounds great but they cant afford to pay for a doctor and you know they wont take a pay cut (the docs) to be there so it will screw up everything! maybe if they had said a nurse or something i would feel better since it would be less expensive but still there wouldnt be money for that either!! and who the heck apprentices under 5 people?!?! most tattoo parlors are small so there arent even 5 artist there to give recommendations!! thats insane! 1 or 2? maybe but not 5! this is so horrible.. and im sick seeing its florida doing it (my home state) they usually arent stupid like this.. grrr..
• United States
6 Apr 09
I feel the same . I think it maybe a fruitless attempt. I do hope they realize the amount of taxes and things that these shops pay for is a good thing. Also many studios support organizations and donate to many charities. Just because we are tattooed does not mean we are not human. The discrimintion runs high when people are faced with things they do not understand. Thank you for your response much
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Apr 09
That's the stupidest decision to have a doctor in tattoo parlors!!! lol =D What can the doctors do over there?? Assuming or if there are really nothing happening, and everything is safe, are owners gonna pay doctors for doing nothing?? If so, why are there always cases of not having enough doctors in hospitals?? That's just plain stupidity to whoever came out with the idea.. ANd who knows that the doctor might just gain interest in tatoo in the end.. lol =D
• United States
3 Apr 09
I am all about strict laws for doing this procedure , but making it so strict , you do not have it around anymore, it would stiffle everything many of has worked so hard for . Tattooing has come so far from old sailor tattoos. The things that can be acheived now on skin is jaw dropping . Just pick up any recent tattoo magazine and you will see.
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@Galena (9123)
2 Apr 09
this is worrying. I am in the UK, but this is still rather a concern. of course they don't need a doctor on hand. don't they realise how much is involved in their training? I hope if they push this sort of thing, then the same will apply to ear piercing and sunbed parlours, or is that too mainstream to be considered "dirty" and dangerous.
• United States
2 Apr 09
This to me , is a way to try to snub out anything that maybe not so "pretty" in their eyes. The shear amount of presucution this industry faces is mind blowing. I feel like ,with all the new things going on , that the goverment is going on a new age witch hunt. What, are we back in the 1800s? "shakes head" I seriously do not know what to do . There are many people going to meetings and speaking out , yet who will listen to people like us. We are regarded as if we are the scum of the earth. I can only hope the health dept makes a stand with us , for the safty of all.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Wow, that s*cks big time!!!! I have 4 tattoos and used to have my belly button pierced. I still do have my ears pierced. I couldn't imagine not being able to go get another tattoo or having to go somewhere that isn't regulated by the health department. Atleast at a shop/parlor they have to sterilize the needles AND use new needles and open them in front of you. I don't think there is any reason to shut them down or have a doctor there.