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Washington, DC may institute 24-hour waiting period for tattoos and piercings
Yahoo ^ | 09.07.13

Posted on 09/08/2013 2:21:27 PM PDT by Perdogg

If you had to stop and think about it for a day, would you still get that giant dragon tattoo across your back? That’s the question being raised by health regulators in our nation’s capital, where Washington, DC officials are considering a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before getting a tattoo or body piercings. "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 (24)hours have passed since the customer first requested the tattoo," reads the language of proposed language of new regulations from Washington DC’s Department of Health.

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1 posted on 09/08/2013 2:21:27 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: bamahead; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; NFHale

ping


2 posted on 09/08/2013 2:22:01 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

No problem, in my youth I stayed inebriated for longer than that a couple times.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 2:22:45 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Perdogg

This sounds like something mayor Bloomie would come up with.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 2:23:34 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: Perdogg

I Hate tattoos.

That said, both of my kids have them. Unfortunately my daughter has more than my son. :(


5 posted on 09/08/2013 2:27:13 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Perdogg
My Daughter said she wanted to do a lot of body piercings.

SO I NADE HER BATHE THE CAT.

6 posted on 09/08/2013 2:27:34 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Perdogg

How ‘bout a 24 hour waiting period before you can vote for a DemoRat?


7 posted on 09/08/2013 2:27:34 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Perdogg

I considered an “A+” in the transfusion area for a while.


8 posted on 09/08/2013 2:28:14 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Perdogg

Saw this on NBC4 this a.m.

Thought “WTF?!”


9 posted on 09/08/2013 2:28:32 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Perdogg
My Daughter said she wanted to do a lot of body piercings.

SO I MADE HER BATHE THE CAT.

10 posted on 09/08/2013 2:28:44 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Perdogg

What an asinine proposal. I can see regulations making sure the tat shop uses clean needles, etc. But a waiting period?

Contrary to whatever the spokes-tool for the D.C. Health Dept. is assuming, not everyone who gets inked is under the influence when they do so. I’d venture most aren’t, in fact. And if they are, well, double-dumbarse on them if they don’t like it the next day. Adults are responsible for their own actions, even after they’ve had a few.

Argh, I hate nanny staters!


11 posted on 09/08/2013 2:29:08 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Perdogg

We used to know that sailors often regretted the stupid tattoos they got while drunk. Now we allow stupid kids to have their necks and faces tattooed and when they find out they can’t find a job, they regret it. What a bunch of maroons we Americans have turned out to be.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 2:29:45 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Veggie Todd

The tattoo craze is loathesome and totally anti Judeo-Christian. You can’t walk down the street in NYC without seeing those filthy tattoos crawling up the necks of stupid kids. Repulsive! Of course, if creepy Bloomberg is for it, I’m against it. But where are the parents who influence these kids?


13 posted on 09/08/2013 2:33:20 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I did not realize this but there is no minimum age for a tattoo in the Commonwealth of VA. A minor can get one with parental consent.


14 posted on 09/08/2013 2:33:45 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

So the Libs want people to wait 24 hours before they decide for sure they want a tattoo but they consider it infringing on their rights when Conservative Christians want them to wait 24 hours to decide whether or not they want to murder the child in their womb.

Good grief.


15 posted on 09/08/2013 2:41:04 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: miss marmelstein
The tattoo craze is loathesome and totally anti Judeo-Christian.

LOL, you can't be serious. I think God is ok with tatoos. Just my 2 cents, I don't speak for God. Do you?

16 posted on 09/08/2013 2:45:11 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: miss marmelstein

When I see a tattoo, the first thing I think is “Here’s Your Sign.”


17 posted on 09/08/2013 2:48:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I also hate tattoos. Really can’t under stand them. I heard they don’t wash off.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 2:48:40 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Perdogg

I’m all for it. For any irreversible procedure there should be a 24 hour waiting period.


19 posted on 09/08/2013 2:51:06 PM PDT by grania
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To: miss marmelstein

I also despise tattoos. In particular, I do not want to see one on a waiter or waitress who is serving my food. Filthy looking. Even worse, though, are the piercings. Totally gross.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 2:54:01 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Jean S

Well, if you read the bible there are many edicts against self mutilation.

In the Jewish faith, as well as the Catholic Faith, tattoos are highly frowned upon.

Not that too many people take their religion all that seriously.

You shall not make any gashes in your flesh for the dead or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the Lord. (NRSV, Leviticus 19:28)

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body. (NRSV, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)


21 posted on 09/08/2013 2:56:48 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Bigg Red; Perdogg
In particular, I do not want to see one on a waiter or waitress who is serving my food. Filthy looking. Even worse, though, are the piercings. Totally gross.

My waiter/waitress last Friday night, at a local Italian eatery which shall remain unnamed, was a transgendered or transvestite person. I still ate at the place because I was with my son and I had promised him dinner at his favorite restaurant celebrating the start of class. Plus, I'm somewhat tolerant of these people, although not in acceptance of their choice(s)....

22 posted on 09/08/2013 2:59:19 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: DemforBush

“not everyone who gets inked is under the influence when they do so. I’d venture most aren’t, in fact”

The owner of a lime company told me that (at least here) you can’t get a tattoo when inebriated. It’s against the law. (She said, “You know these things when you drive limos for a living.”)


23 posted on 09/08/2013 3:01:55 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: All
RE: Piercings

When did ACE Hardware Become a Jewelry Store?

24 posted on 09/08/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Navy Patriot

Thats racist and against the Voting Rights Act, or something like that....


25 posted on 09/08/2013 3:05:46 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Grams A
Needs to be said again.

> So the Libs want people to wait 24 hours before they decide for sure they want a tattoo but they consider it infringing on their rights when Conservative Christians want them to wait 24 hours to decide whether or not they want to murder the child in their womb. Good grief.

26 posted on 09/08/2013 3:06:26 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Jean S
No, of course I don't speak for God. I can barely speak for myself. But tattoos are taboo in Christianity and Judaism. You didn't know that?
27 posted on 09/08/2013 3:08:17 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Bigg Red

Yeah, I think I mentioned it before, but I remember going into a Subway sandwich shop a few years back, and the guy making my sandwich had these long, gaunt arms, which had all these grotesque tattoos up and down them. Nasty-looking. By the time I got to my table with my sandwich, I had totally lost my appetite, and only managed to eat a few bites. Too grossed out.


28 posted on 09/08/2013 3:09:31 PM PDT by greene66
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To: miss marmelstein
But tattoos are taboo in Christianity and Judaism.

Nonsense.

29 posted on 09/08/2013 3:11:33 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jim from C-Town

Who can forget the blooper in Martin Scorcese’s “masterwork” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” that had Mary Magdalene covered in facial tattoos, lol! I can still remember my friend Agnes and I crying out: “Oh, no! That’s so wrong!”


30 posted on 09/08/2013 3:12:05 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Jean S

You really need to educate yourself on this, lol. They are a major taboo. When was the last time you saw a Hasidic with a tattoo? Or a conservative Christian? That doesn’t mean Jews and Christians don’t get ‘em.


31 posted on 09/08/2013 3:14:00 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: greene66

Their arms look dirty. For some reason, chefs and kitchen workers are addicted to these things. Some sort of macho thing, I guess.


32 posted on 09/08/2013 3:15:04 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
You really need to educate yourself on this

I know many Christians with tattoos.

You are quite the religious snob aren't you?

33 posted on 09/08/2013 3:19:36 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jim from C-Town
You shall not make any gashes in your flesh for the dead or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the Lord. (NRSV, Leviticus 19:28) Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body. (NRSV, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Thank you so much for those passages.

My wife was irate at her daughter for getting a tattoo last month; now she is really irate because it turns out the daughter spent the rent money on the tattoo and just got an eviction notice. Really, really stupid thing to do with five little kids in the house. We found out about all this through a third party who had read the daughter's Facebook postings (do something really stupid and then post on Facebook about it).

34 posted on 09/08/2013 3:22:18 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Jean S

You’re completely uneducated about this. As far as I’m concerned, you can put tattoos on your forehead for all I care. But google “taboos against tattoos” and learn about their history.

I’m sooooooooooo tired of freepers and their lack of historical knowledge.


35 posted on 09/08/2013 3:22:50 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Perdogg
There they go in DC again, infringing on our rights. First it was the right to keep and bare arms, and now it's the right to tattoo bear arms!


36 posted on 09/08/2013 3:26:54 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Perdogg

Washington, D.C. should have a 24-hour waiting period for politicians to act on 2,000-page bills that they haven’t bothered to read.


37 posted on 09/08/2013 3:29:04 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: miss marmelstein
I’m sooooooooooo tired of freepers and their lack of historical knowledge.

Wow, you are a piece of work. Hey newbie, why don't you find an website with more intelligent people.

Free Republic is obviously not good enough for you.

38 posted on 09/08/2013 3:35:32 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Perdogg

A waiting period for piercings doesn’t make sense. I’d love to outlaw tattooes.


39 posted on 09/08/2013 3:37:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Jean S

Now I’m a newbie who doesn’t understand the history of tattoos and religion. Oh, Lord, spare me!


40 posted on 09/08/2013 3:38:31 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

Tattoos look even more hideous when the tattoo wearer gets old and their skin shrivels...

Stay cool!


41 posted on 09/08/2013 3:38:55 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Perdogg

I’m ok with this. Big government in DC should also impose a tats & metal tax to help fund Obamacare (aka Boehnercare) similar to the tanning salon tax.


42 posted on 09/08/2013 3:39:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Perdogg
Big brother...strikes again.

How bout you go back and read the constitution. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

What part allows the government to interfere with a person's decision to get a tat?

43 posted on 09/08/2013 3:40:48 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: little jeremiah

Hey, pal! I wonder if they “bleed” like they used to in the old days. I remember when sailors had anchors and by the time they were 70, it just looked like a large smear on their arms.


44 posted on 09/08/2013 3:41:40 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I would think so, unless they use different inks now. I have seen old hippies and others (felons?) with old tattoos and they do look a bit smeary, but the shrivelling is also extreme hideous.


45 posted on 09/08/2013 3:43:09 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Jean S

Check out Leviticus —— no tattoos.


46 posted on 09/08/2013 3:43:26 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: little jeremiah

Welcome to my life, tattoo
I’m a man now, thanks to you
I expect I’ll regret you
But the skin graft man won’t get you
You’ll be there when I die
Tattoo


47 posted on 09/08/2013 3:44:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grania
> I’m all for it. For any irreversible procedure there should be a 24 hour waiting period.

Tattoos are removable, with sufficient time, money, and pain.

Do you really want to encourage more government intrusion into private decisions, even stupid ones?

How about accepting a proposal of marriage? That's (hopefully) at least as hard to reverse as a tattoo. "Marry you? Gee, Honey, that's nice, I'll let you know in a day when the government thinks I've had enough time to think about it."

Buying a new car? The drop in value when you drive it away from the showroom is greater than what it costs to get a tat removed. Should the government prohibit buying a car for 24 hours after you close the deal? Is that any of their business?

Personally I think the government should stay the hell out of people's personal decisions, with very few exceptions. Making a stupid decision about a tattoo is small in the grand scheme of things.

48 posted on 09/08/2013 3:45:02 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
A waiting period for piercings doesn’t make sense. I’d love to outlaw tattooes.

The piercing are worse. I laugh every time I see an NBA or rapper moron with two earrings. What! One wasn't good enough for you to make a statement, about how unique and wonderful you are?

But tattoos are worse long term because piercing close up and disappear when the metal object is removed

49 posted on 09/08/2013 3:48:58 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: little jeremiah
> ... the shrivelling is also extreme hideous...

I know a number of young ladies who had beautiful tattoo artwork done on/around their breasts, waists, and hips in their younger days of the 1960s and '70s. Now those ladies are in their 50s and 60s.

Gravity and cellulite have taken their toll.

'Nuff said.

50 posted on 09/08/2013 3:53:10 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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