Getting nicked by scissors and breaking the skin because somebody didn't know what they were doing could give you AIDS. It's really no different than getting a tattoo or visiting a dentist, tattoo artist, or body piercer who doesn't practice proper sterilization techniques.
Licensing is set up to protect the public IF THEY WANT TO BE PROTECTED. You have the option of doing all those things informally in your home if you want to, and it's legal in NH. But if you choose to sell that service to the public the state has guidelines that need to be followed for public safety.
And hey, you'll make more money, too! That's some Live Free or Die! You don't have to compromise your long-term health to get that nipple ring!
This article is right about licensing. It is a racket to restrain trade. The state has no expertise in cosmetology, funerals or any other biz. I didn't know that until I joined an association of home security biz owners and attended their meetings. Their only adgenda was to get the state to license to keep new people out of the industry.
"And hey, you'll make more money, too! That's some Live Free or Die! You don't have to compromise your long-term health to get that nipple ring!"
I think I'll pass on the nipple ring, too, thank you! It is like I said, though: anyone who doesn't like the rules can leave the state. This guy apparently move TO NH to violate this law, which is kinda stupid. I hope he's got deep pockets. He's gonna need 'em.