Think Before You Ink! New Proposal Making You Wait 24 Hours to Get Tattoo

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Either you’ve been there or you know someone who has. After a late night of partying, got a few bevs in ya and you go stumbling into a tattoo parlor, thinking it would be a great idea to get inked. Now local officials in Washington, D.C. are proposing a new bill that would make you think before you ink!

The proposed plan is to save people from themselves by making them wait a mandatory 24 hours to think it over.

“The licensee or operator of a body art establishment shall ensure that no tattoo artist applies any tattoo to a customer until after twenty-four hours have passed since the customer first requested the tattoo,” reads a portion of a new set of regulations from the federal city’s Department of Health.

This law would also apply to body piercings.

The proposal is getting under many people’s skin. Tattoo parlors are furious claiming claim most of their business is walk-in and the regulation would mean significant lost income and the possible development of a less-safe underground market.

And you thought Michael Bloomberg was bad with his soda ban. Seriously when did we become the “nanny states?” Don’t we have more important issues to address?

That’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.

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